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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Redding-straik (A).
A blow received by a peacemaker, who interferes between two combatants to red or separate them; proverbially, the severest blow a man can receive.   1
        “Said I not to ye, ‘Make not, meddle not;’ beware of the redding-straik?”—Sir. W. Scott: Guy Mannering, chap. xxvii.

 Redder (The).Redgaunt’let. 

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