A good bugaboo, of course, as at home it always pays to have visitors, we redd up the house so carefully.
Then she went indoors to redd up the houseplace and to attire herself.
Of redd gold shines the towre: There are twenty four fair ladyes there, The fairest is my paramoure.
The house, and especially the kitchen, was thoroughly "redd up."
So the Duff Charringtons have been backing the little redd girl?
Oh, so I had, mem; but I just fan' a doo in the redd o' my plate.
“Laury has been up all night with the baby, an' she hasn't had any time to redd up the room,” he said.
"It'll take you a good two hours to redd up," observed Polly Dawson.
Could I redd up and put on kettles, and, see to ord'nary work, with my inside turning?
One Vice Admirall of the ffleet to weare the usuall fflagg in his foretopp wth a pendant under his fflagg and an ensigne of redd.
early 15c., "to clear" (a space, etc.), from Old English hreddan "to save, free from, deliver, recover, rescue," from Proto-Germanic *hradjan. Sense evolution tended to merge with unrelated rid. Also possibly influenced by Old English rædan "to arrange," related to Old English geræde, source of ready (adj.).
A dialect word in Scotland and northern England, where it has had senses of "to fix" (boundaries), "to comb" (hair), "to separate" (combatants), "to settle" (a quarrel). The exception to the limited use is the meaning "to put in order, to make neat or trim" (1718), especially in redd up, which is in general use in England and the U.S. Use of the same phrase, in the same sense, in Pennsylvania Dutch may be from cognate Low German and Dutch redden, obviously connected historically to the English word, "but the origin and relationship of the forms is not clear" [OED].