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First published 1956 (SND Vol. IV).
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FORVOO, v. Also †furvow. To forsake, esp. of a bird deserting its nest (Bch. 1916 T.S.D.C. II.; Abd.4 1930).Abd. 1748 R. Forbes Ajax 11:
Yet few will say, it was nae fau't That he did him furvow.

[A corrupt form of Forhoo, q.v. Cf. also Pervoo.]

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