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First published 1968 (SND Vol. VII).
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REED, n.1 Also rede. Sc. usage in comb. reed-lark, the reed-bunting, Emberiza schoeniclus.Fif. 1831 Fife Herald (31 March):
An' bide till the light o' the rosy east Has hushed the reed lark's strain.

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