2. Verb. (past of lair); mired. ¹
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Definition of Laired
1. lair [v] - See also: lair
Lexicographical Neighbors of Laired
laired (current term)
Literary usage of Laired
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Dictionary of Lowland Scotch: With an Introductory Chapter Onthe Poetry by Charles Mackay (1888)
"laired, overthrown, cast to the ground. From the Gaelic lar, the ground; the English lair, as applied to the retreat of a wild animal; or possibly from lure ..."
2. Publications by English Dialect Society (1894)
"He was laired iv a bog "—stuck fast in a mire. LAIR, the interior fat of a pig melted. LAIRD, a landowner residing upon and cultivating his own land. ..."
3. A Supplementary English Glossary by Thomas Lewis Owen Davies (1881)
"laired. See extract. In Scotland also, cattle venturing in a quaking moss are often mired or laired, as it is called. ..."
4. Northumberland Words by Richard Oliver Heslop, Harry Haldane, Oliver Heslop (1894)
"He was laired iv a bog "—stuck fast in a mire. LAIR, the interior fat of a pig melted. LAIRD, a landowner residing upon and cultivating his own ..."
5. The Cronicles of Scotland by Robert Lindsay (1814)
"... mony of thair hors laired, and syne they cam to the watter of Esk, ... nather horse nor man might pas, so that they laired all thair ..."
6. Reports of All the Cases Decided by All the Superior Courts Relating to by Great Britain Magistrates' cases, Edward William Cox, Great Britain (1882)
"Some were consigned to the defendant for sale on commission—some were merely laired there. 20. The majority of such cattle were driven from the said ..."