Reedy
Reedy Reed"y (r[=e]d"[y^]), a. 1. Abounding with reeds; covered with reeds. ``A reedy pool.'' --Thomson . [1913 Webster]

2. Having the quality of a reed in tone, that is, harsh and thin, as some voices. [1913 Webster]


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