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reins

 (rānz)
pl.n.
1. The kidneys, loins, or lower back.
2. The seat of the affections and passions.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin rēnēs.]

reins

(reɪnz)
pl n
(Anatomy) archaic the kidneys or loins
[C14: from Old French, from Latin rēnēs the kidneys]

reins

(reɪnz)

n.pl.
1. the kidneys.
2. the region of the kidneys, or the lower part of the back.
3. the seat of the feelings or affections.
[before 1000; Middle English reines, reenes < Old French reins < Latin rēnēs kidneys, loins (pl.)]
Translations
otěže
ledelse
ohjakset
uzde
手綱
고삐
tyglar
เชือกบังเหียน
cái đai cương

reins

لِـجَام otěže ledelse Zügel ηνία riendas ohjakset rênes uzde redini 手綱 고삐 teugels tømmer lejce rédeas поводья tyglar เชือกบังเหียน dizgin cái đai cương 缰绳
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Out in our garden is an apple tree that has a nice low branch, so Jo put the saddle on it, fixed some reins on the part that turns up, and we bounce away on Ellen Tree whenever we like.
Dismissing the driver she took the reins in her own hands and drove off at top speed through the streets.
Pavel gave Peter the reins and stepped carefully into the back of the sledge.
The youth had turned to speak to the dark-eyed Cora, when the distant sound of horses; hoofs, clattering over the roots of the broken way in his rear, caused him to check his charger; and, as his companions drew their reins at the same instant, the whole party came to a halt, in order to obtain an explanation of the unlooked-for interruption.
Deep ruffs, painfully wrought bands, and gorgeously embroidered gloves, were all deemed necessary to the official state of men assuming the reins of power, and were readily allowed to individuals dignified by rank or wealth, even while sumptuary laws forbade these and similar extravagances to the plebeian order.
Ichabod, whose fears increased with the delay, jerked the reins on the other side, and kicked lustily with the contrary foot: it was all in vain; his steed started, it is true, but it was only to plunge to the opposite side of the road into a thicket of brambles and alder-bushes.
Sam, with frantic ejaculations, made a dive at the reins, but only succeeded in brushing the blazing palm-leaf afore-named into the horse's eyes, which by no means tended to allay the confusion of his nerves.
They tied their reins, and took off their coats and hats, so that they might be able to give unencumbered attention to conversation and to the gestures necessary for its illustration.
and the clown crack- ing jokes behind him; and by and by all hands dropped the reins, and every lady put her knuckles on her hips and every gentleman folded his arms, and then how the horses did lean over and hump themselves
The hills were many, and the reins lay loosely in his hands as he lolled back in his seat and extended one foot and leg luxuriously over the dashboard.
The forehead declares, 'Reason sits firm and holds the reins, and she will not let the feelings burst away and hurry her to wild chasms.
Then there was a pause, in which nothing was said, and nothing done; and then the driver took the reins in hand and mounted to his place.