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Redding-straik (A)

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A blow received by a peacemaker, who interferes between two combatants to red or separate them; proverbially, the severest blow a man can receive.

“Said I not to ye, ‘Make not, meddle not;ʹ beware of the redding-straik?”—Sir. W. Scott: Guy Mannering, chap. xxvii.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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