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First published 1990 (DOST Vol. VII).
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(Rede dere,) Reid deir, Reid deer. Also: redeir. [e.m.E. reed deer (1470–85), -dere, red deare, -deer(e.] The red deer. — 1585 Treas. Acc. MS 75.
For sex quair of paper to put vpoun the stalffis for the hunting of redeir
1599 Acts IV 180/2.
They discharge ony persone … to sell or by ony fastan reid or fallaw deir
c 1620 Sutherland Bk. II 363.
Yow may breid therin boith reid deir and fellow deir
1630 Berw. Nat. C. IV 283.
[The] forests … are full of reid-deer and roes

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