1) Often used of single things where the perception is that two or more parts are involved.

1548 a paire of jeate beades, Bishop Burton

1573 ad quoddam forgam vocat’ a paire of Smythies, Honley

1588 one paire of lowmbes, one paire of heldes and one slaye, Dalton

1655 desired a little parcel of land of the waste ... for building a pair of staires, Leeds

dates 1548 1573 1588 1655

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