an old unit of measure for linen and woolen yarn, equivalent to about 600 yards (550 meters).

Origin of heer

1400–50; late Middle English (Scots) her(e), apparently to be identified with hair(e) hair
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Historical Examples of heer

  • So they went to law about it, and all Punkin Centre turned out to heer the trial.

  • "Heer'd th' shootin', but that's all I heer'd," answered Ham, halting for a moment.

    The Cave of Gold

    Everett McNeil

  • "The Heer Meyer thinks a great deal about other people," said Benita.

  • Then she grabbed him up in her arms, and squeezed him, till you could heer his ribs snappin.

    The Bad Boy At Home

    Walter T. Gray

  • It may not be well, Heer Minuit, to put into the lad's head a desire that cannot be gratified.