What garred ye come daundering to these weary flats of France?'
What wad ye hae o' me—thinkin I would tak a man 'at was garred!
I says, 'Hain't thar somethin' the matter with your eyes, Mr. garred?
The lad was feared to come, but Gourlay swore by God that he should, and he garred him.
I suspeecioned him a' long, from how he garred at oor sheep the day.
Think ye onything but extremity could have garred him time the lands as he did?
And indeed it would not have taken the kittling of a flea to have garred me draw a staff over his crown.
Then she took it across her knee and garred it play snap like a rotten branch.
He nearhan' garred me hate him, and that wud hae been a terrible sin.
He wad never lift a han' for himsel'; an' that's what garred me tak till him sae muckle.
"pike-like fish," 1765, American English, shortening of garfish (mid-15c.), from Old English gar "spear," from Proto-Germanic *gaizo- (cf. Old Norse geirr, Old Saxon, Old High German ger, German Ger "spear"), from PIE *ghaiso- "stick, spear" (see goad).