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ree

(riː)
n
(Agriculture) agriculture archaic Scot a walled enclosure for sheep, cattle, and pigs
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reeve1

(riv)

n.
1. an administrative officer of a town or district.
2. (in Canada) the presiding officer of a village or town council.
3. a steward or overseer of a medieval manor.
4. (in Anglo-Saxon times) a person of high rank representing the crown.
[before 900; Middle English (i)reve, Old English gerēfa high official, literally, head of a rōf array, number (of soldiers); compare sheriff]

reeve2

(riv)

v.t. rove reeved, reev•ing.
1. to pass (a rope or the like) through a hole, ring, or the like.
2. to fasten by placing through or around something.
[1620–30; < Dutch reven to reef; see reef2]

reeve3

(riv)

n.
the female of the ruff, Philomachus pugnax. Also called ree.
[1625–35; orig. uncertain]
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I spent me money here fer t'ree years an' now yehs tells me yeh'll sell me no more stuff!
'We will be investigating as well methods to separate and then purify the solutions containing REEs. We are also looking at generating REE precipitates as an intermediate product prior to refining.
Such pegmatites are mined for strategic metals (SMs) and rare earth elements (REEs) around the world.
At present, it is estimated that China controls 95 percent of global REE mine production, milling and processing capacity.
Alaska possesses a significant number of REE deposits, but most of these have not been studied much.
However, through her masterful rendering of the novel's core--Ree's quest for truth and salvation for her family via self-sacrificial love--and her employment of ontological markers, narrative parallels, and cinematographic clues linking Ree to Christ, Granik presents the film as a Christ-figure narrative with Ree as the female savior who preaches her father's story and acts as a beacon of love in a brutal world informed by tribal law and custom.
Additionally, there is a fair amount of sex, which gets a bit odd as a small creature at the end of the book teaches Ree how to twist DNA, even within herself, when she finds herself pregnant.
Ree's Contract Service requested summary judgment--a hearing based on a case's facts without a trial--claiming that Kelly's actions were not serious enough to allow it to predict his assault on Reed.
As the verdict was returned there were cries from Mr Rees' family who were sitting in the public gallery upstairs and apart from Mr Shepherd's supporters downstairs.