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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
References in classic literature ?
Vronsky moved into the middle of the crowd unnoticed, almost at the very moment when the bell rang at the finish of the race, and the tall, mudspattered horse-guard who came in first, bending over the saddle, let go the reins of his panting gray horse that looked dark with sweat.
He was calm and dignified as ever, and was with his own hands holding Frou-Frou by both reins, standing straight in front of her.
His arms being occupied with the reins there was left him no power to prevent her manoeuvre.
When everything was nearly ready and only the reins had to be adjusted, Nikita sent the other man to the shed for some straw and to the barn for a drugget.
Shiny Villiam'--so called, probably, from his sleek hair and oily countenance--placed the reins in Mr.
And though one be a trier of the reins, who still believeth that ye have reins
Then the boy picked up the reins, shook them, and said "Gid-dap
Nicholas, in his old lady's dress over which he had belted his hussar overcoat, stood in the middle of the sleigh, reins in hand.
Take hold, then, of the whip and reins while I stand upon the car to fight, or else do you wait this man's onset while I look after the horses.
Richard appeared in the air, describing the segment of a circle, of which the reins were the radii, and landed, at the distance of some fifteen feet, in that snow-bank which the horses had dreaded, right end uppermost.
The Draught-Mule replied, "I do not heed your threats; I only care for him who sits above you, and who quickens my pace with his whip, or holds me back with the reins.
If I did not do exactly what he wanted he would get put out, and make me run round with that long rein in the training field till he had tired me out.