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[gair] /gɛər/
low-grade wool fibers from the legs of sheep.
Origin of gare
1535-45; < Anglo-French, variant of Old French gard, jart Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • I was at the gare; I saw her go, said the brewer, triumphantly.

    The Garden of Swords Max Pemberton
  • Why did you accost me at the gare du Nord the other evening?

    The Blonde Lady Maurice Leblanc
  • On the following morning, we were at the gare des Invalides with our luggage, a long half-hour before train-time.

    High Adventure James Norman Hall
  • Remember, you will see no one except a servant at the gare de l'Est.

  • If you poach on my manor here, I shall kill you Phil; so gare vous!

  • It was not yet six when we were ready to leave the gare de Lyon.

    Paris Vistas Helen Davenport Gibbons
  • And, trembling, she drew from under her pillow that last scrawled letter, written from the squalid hotel near the gare de Sceaux.

    Lady Rose's Daughter Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • We both had a raging fever and it was all we could do to get home from the gare de Nord.

    Paris Vistas Helen Davenport Gibbons
  • In the daytime the popular current was running toward the gare de l'Est.

    The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse Vicente Blasco Ibanez
Word Origin and History for gare

French for "train station," 1840, from earlier sense "river port, pier" (17c.), from garer (see garage).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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