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First published 1934 (SND Vol. I).
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AICHER, AICHERAG, n. (See quot.) [′exəɹ, ′ex(ə)ɹəg Cai.]Ork. 1825 Jam.2:
Aicher, a head of oats or barley.
Cai. 1907 D. B. Nicolson in County of Cai. 63:
Aicher, n. An ear of barley.
Cai.3 1931:
Aicher or aicherag (ag dim.) = the ear or beard of the bere or barley corn.

[Middle Sc. echer. See Aiker, n.1, and Icker.]

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