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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Daur dawr a Scotch form of dare.
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In literature:

But here on earth, even silly men-folk daur Him to His face.
"The Merry Men and Other Tales and Fables" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Ye may daur an' daur, an' no come i' sicht o' 'im!
"Donal Grant" by George MacDonald
Hoo daur ye stan' there like an honest man, ye whitewashed sepulchre?
"Bob, Son of Battle" by Alfred Ollivant
But there was fighting, ony way; I daur to say it would be fine fun!
"Guy Mannering, or The Astrologer, Complete, Illustrated" by Sir Walter Scott
Set your feet on Scots ground, English, if ye daur!
"Children's Rhymes, Children's Games, Children's Songs, Children's Stories" by Robert Ford
The principal valley is that of Daur (700 square miles) drained by the Tochi.
"The Panjab, North-West Frontier Province, and Kashmir" by Sir James McCrone Douie
Ye mean it weel, I daur say, but ye've doon yer wark, and ye maun leave it.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
He would have flung Gilmour out by the scruff o' the neck if he had daured to set his tongue against him!
"The House with the Green Shutters" by George Douglas Brown
He that strikes my dog wad strike mysel if he daur'd.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
Daur ye no trust me?
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Volume VI" by Various
Daur ye hae the face to deny that ye come here e'en noo to reform upon Square O'More and his bonny wean?
"Tales from Blackwood, Volume 7" by Various
I daur say ye would like fine to, Mr. Hunt; and here's my service to you.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume XV" by Robert Louis Stevenson
But here on earth, even silly men-folk daur Him to His face.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume XXI" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Look i' my face, and deny it if ye daur!
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Volume 2" by Alexander Leighton
Surely they'll ne'er daur to rebel.
"Ringan Gilhaize" by John Galt
Tod, she proved she was an Egyptian by dauring to send you to the well.
"The Little Minister" by J. M. Barrie
I daur say ye wad like to chum wi' me the noo.
"Betty Grier" by Joseph Waugh
Auld Elsie tells ye so, and slight her if ye daur!
"The Coward" by Henry Morford
For it's no a thing a body daur say afore her leddyship.
"Inchbracken" by Robert Cleland
And why daur ye nae mair weel be seen Pu'ing the birks on the Braes of Yarrow?
"English Songs and Ballads" by Various

In poetry:

"Nor is there men in all your host
Daur fight us three to three."
"Now, by my sooth," young Edward said,
"Weel fitted ye shall be!
"Auld Maitland" by Andrew Lang
But nane daur venture up the burn
To see wha is playin' there,
For they ken o' the curse that is sure to fa'
Wi' its weird baith lang an' sair.
"The Piper's Tree" by Alexander Anderson
At the king's fute fell his dochter fair:
"His life ye wadna spill!"
"Ye daur stan' twixt my hert an' my hate?"
"I daur, wi' a richt gude will!"
"The Yerl O' Waterydeck" by George MacDonald
Quhan the gude ship lay at the pier-heid,
And the king stude steady o' the lan',—
"Doon wi' ye, skipper—doon!" he said,
"Hoo daur ye afore me stan'!"
"The Yerl O' Waterydeck" by George MacDonald
Fu' weel did they ken wha was playin' there;
The thocht sent the bluid frae their cheek,
An' siccan a fear was on ane an' a'
That name o' them daur to speak.
"The Piper's Tree" by Alexander Anderson
Ye ugly, creepin, blastit wonner,
Detested, shunn'd by saunt an sinner,
How daur ye set your fit upon her—-
Sae fine a lady!
Gae somewhere else and seek your dinner
On some poor body.
"To A Louse" by Robert Burns

In news:

For 1,000 years, the Daur people of Molidawa, in Inner Mongolia, have been playing a game called beikou.