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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Blude-rede, a. Also: blude-reid, blwde-rede. [ME. blode-rede, blodrede (c 1300).] Blood-red. c1420 Wynt. i. 780.
Hys eyne … of hewe Is blwde rede
?1438 Alex. ii. 5023.
Floures … Blak, blew, blude-rede alsua
1513 Doug. ix. ii. 40.
Hys goldin helm, with tymbrel al blude rede
1533 Boece ix. i. 288.
The Ryver of Tamys flowit blude rede
Ib. xi. ii. 403 b.
The burnys … quhare thai ran in the west sey … made it blude rede

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