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First published 1968 (SND Vol. VII).

REEMAGE, v., n. Also re(e)mis(h). [′rimɪdʒ, -ɪʃ]

I. v. To search thoroughly, to poke around and stir things up in searching (ne.Sc., Ags. 1968).Bnff. 1866 Gregor D. Bnff. 141:
He reemisht up the hail toon, bit he cudna get ony moyen o't.
Ags. 1892 Arbroath Guide (14 May) 3:
As I was remishin' in the dresser drawer.
Abd.1 1929:
She reemaget in the crap o' the wa'.
Abd. 1937 Press & Journal (27 Aug.):
Wirdies, that jist cam aff fell naitril an' nae as gin the aul boddie hid been reemisin throwe an aul dictionar for 'em!

II. n. A careful, thorough search (Abd., Ags. 1968).Bnff. 1866 Gregor D. Bnff. 142:
He hid a reemish in's kist for't.

[ne.Sc. form of Eng. rummage. Fr. arrumage. See P.L.D. §§ 35, 37. There has also been formal confusion with Reemis, n., v.]

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