Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
CRAMASIE, Cramasye, Cramosie, Crammasy, adj., n. Poet. or arch. [′krɑmə′zi:, ′krɑmɔ′zi:]
1. adj. Crimson; also “applied to any dark colour of this tinge, which was ingrained” (Sc. 1825 Jam.2). Fif.10 (1940) says: “used rarely by old folks forty years ago.”
Sc.(E) 1879 P. H. Waddell Isaiah 8:
Tho' yer fauts be like scarlet-bluid . . . aye, tho' they war cramosie-red, like woo they'se be wushen white. Abd. 1930 The Mullart in Abd. Univ. Review (Nov.) 26:
He sees the sun a' crammasy Rise up throwe mists o' meal.
2. n. Crimson cloth.
Sc. a.1724 in Ramsay T. T. Misc. (1733) 187:
We were a comely sight to see; My love was cled in black velvet, And I my sell in cramasie. Sc.(E) 1928 J. G. Horne Lan'wart Loon 17:
An', in a tantrum, sweelin' roon' 'er A flinrikin goon o' cramasie. Slk. 1813 Hogg Queen's Wake 215:
Why walks young Mary Scott so late, In veil and cloak of cramasye?
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