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mair

[mair] /mɛər/
adjective, noun, adverb, Scot. and North England.
1.
more.
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  • What pleesur there can be i' leein 's mair nor I can faddom!

    Heather and Snow George MacDonald
  • I'm mair likly to get the bruised reed intil my nakit loof (palm)!

    Salted With Fire George MacDonald
  • But it concerns me mair aboot Francie nor my leddy: what's to come o' him when a' 's gane?

    Heather and Snow George MacDonald
  • Noo 'at ye hae begun, ye'll be growin mair and mair like ither fowk.'

    Heather and Snow George MacDonald
  • mair's the pity, and then you wouldna be running bull-neck on your death before your time.

    The Christian Hall Caine
  • Nay, nay, laal man, that's mair ner ony on us knows for certain.

  • That's mair nor he could do for the numskulls as never think.

    A Son of Hagar

    Sir Hall Caine
  • It's mair than that—it's far mair—it's downright incredible.

    The O'Donoghue Charles James Lever
  • They canna do mair than they can do: ten pounds is as good as ten hundred.

  • In matters of gourmandise I am content wi' little and cantie wi' mair.

    Recollections David Christie Murray

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