The old lady was certainly absolute fiar, and might dispose of it in full right of property.
"Guy Mannering, or The Astrologer, Complete, Illustrated" by Sir Walter Scott
Chartrand look like he on fiar, he so red, he so mad, he swell up same like ole bull frog.
"At Fault" by Kate Chopin
It is not known when or how the practice of "striking the fiars," as it is called, originated.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 3" by Various