1) Obsolete for nearer or ‘nigher’.

1546 his marke, that is undercavelde the narre eare and sleyt the furre eare, to his owne propre use, Halifax

1580 at the further water gate and narre water yate, Dewsbury. The near and far sides of an animal were determined by its position in front of the farmer with the head to the right.

spellings narr
places Halifax Dewsbury
dates 1546 1580

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