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Definitionto restrain or control as in "rein a horse"; or a means of control — such as the reins of a horse or of government
(The reins of a horse are the pair of straps attached to a bit in a horse's mouth and used to control it.)
- The coachman lifted the reins and the horse started.Book Two (96% in)
- He picked up the reins.Book Four (97% in)
There are no more uses of "rein" in A Farewell to Arms.
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