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 Reekie (Auld).Reel. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Reel.
 
Right off the reel. Without intermission. A reel is a device for winding rope. A reel of cotton is a certain quantity wound on a bobbin. (Anglo-Saxon rel.)   1
 


 Reekie (Auld).Reel. 

 
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