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First published 1956 (SND Vol. IV).
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GRIMA, n. Also grimi, gre(e)ma, greama. The name given to an animal with spots or stripes, gen. of a cow (Sh. 1899 J. Spence Folk-Lore 176, greema, 1908 Jak. (1928), grima, 1914 Angus Gl., grimi, 1932 J. M. E. Saxby Trad. Lore 194, grema). [′gri:mə]Sh. 1898 Shetland News (2 July):
Da first 'at I saw wis your Gibbie's Greama. . . . Da 'oo', Sibbie, is in wan flyog apon her.

[Faer. gríma, id., Norw. dial. grima, a streak of dirt on the face. See also notes to Grime and Grimet.]

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