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maire

/mɑːiːrə/
noun (pl) maire
1.
a tall native New Zealand tree, olea cunninghami, with dark brown wood
Word Origin
Māori
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  • "Let that maire be brought before me," said I, with a haughty indignation.

    A Day's Ride Charles James Lever
  • There they breakfasted, and gave the horses an hour's rest while they consulted with the maire.

  • If there is trouble, I will take this fellow, and you manage the maire.

  • You might almost tempt the maire himself, by offering him gold.

    No Surrender! G. A. Henty
  • The document was purposed to be signed by the maire, under his official seal.

    No Surrender! G. A. Henty
  • The president of the city council is a mayor, or maire, a creole.

    The Americans as They Are Charles Sealsfield
  • No, but it stands in the register, and the maire will know it.

    Wanderings in Corsica, Vol. 1 of 2 Ferdinand Gregorovius
  • His signature has, of course, to be countersigned by the maire.

  • "Not in church nor before the maire, but morally speaking," said Savarus.

    Albert Savarus Honore de Balzac
  • We had business with the maire of the commune of Richebourg St. Vaast.

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