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First published 1960 (SND Vol. V).

IRE, n.1 A variant of iron, obs. or dial. in Eng. since 16th c. This form occas. survives in comb. iremonger, ironmonger (Abd. 1920–58).Sc. 1783 Willie o Douglas Dale in Child Ballads (1886) II. 407:
He's made to her a fire; . . . An gard it burn thro ire.

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