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rein -- as in: to rein in their activities
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  • Pallbearers, gold reins, requiem mass, firing a volley.
  • Outside the Dublin Distillers Company’s stores an outside car without fare or jarvey stood, the reins knotted to the wheel.
  • He signed to the waiting jarvey who chucked at the reins and set on towards Lord Edward street.
  • …him at Bray telling the boatman he knew how to row if anyone asked could he ride the steeplechase for the gold cup hed say yes then it came on to get rough the old thing crookeding about and the weight all down my side telling me pull the right reins now pull the left and the tide all swamping in floods in through the bottom and his oar slipping out of the stirrup its a mercy we werent all drowned he can swim of course me no theres no danger whatsoever keep yourself calm in his flannel…
  • (The jarvey chucks the reins and raises his whip encouragingly.
  • Last in a drizzle of rain on a brokenwinded isabelle nag, Cock of the North, the favourite, honey cap, green jacket, orange sleeves, Garrett Deasy up, gripping the reins, a hockeystick at the ready.

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  • The court reined in agency power—describing it as out of control.
  • She took up the reins of government.

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