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(Rede-waimb,) Red-waimb, n. See also: Redewyn n. and Ridvyme n. [Red(e adj. Only Sc.; also in the later dial.] The char. — 1649 Macfarlane's Geog. Coll. III 140.
In the water betwixt the Lochs of the Lowes, there is a sort of fish taken something more than a herring called redwaimbs
16.. Ib. 144.
[In St. Mary's Loch] a kind of fishes, called by the countrey people red waimbs from the bloud red colour of their belly

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