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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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(Grede,) Greid, n. Also: gread, griede. [Back-formation from Gredy a. Not current in Eng. before the 19th cent.] Greed, greediness. — 1584 Sat. P. xlv. 754.
For greid of geir, and worldly graith, On baith the gaitis he grundis his fayth
1611-57 Mure I. 74/385.
He, blind with greid, to gaine Sicheus gold, Him … slew
1604-9 Grahame Anat. Hum. 38 b.
Whose avarice and gread of geare is such
1618-60 Lithgow Pilgr. Farew. (sig.) E.
And [being] rich, what tormentes his great griede doth feele

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