The fair


The fair
Fair Fair, n. 1. Fairness, beauty. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. A fair woman; a sweetheart. [1913 Webster]

I have found out a gift for my fair. --Shenstone. [1913 Webster]

3. Good fortune; good luck. [1913 Webster]

Now fair befall thee ! --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{The fair}, anything beautiful; women, collectively. ``For slander's mark was ever yet the fair.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]


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