Wair meaning

A plank 6 feet long and 1 foot across.
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1831 [1566], John Knox, William McGavin (edit), The History of the Reformation of Religion in Scotland, page 94,

We shall maintain them, nourish them, and defend them, the whole congregation of Christ, and every member thereof, at our whole powers and wairing [spending] of our lives, against Satan, and all wicked power that does intend tyranny or trouble against the foresaid congregation.

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1841, William Alexander, An Abridgement of the Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland, 1424—1707, page 243,

[…] Reserving alwayes to the Sheriff or other Magistrates, and taker of the Thief, the expences waired out by them in taking and putting the Thief to execution.

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