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The Merry Wives of Windsor
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rein -- as in: to rein in their activities
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The Merry Wives of Windsor
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  • Come, let me pour in some sack to the Thames water; for my belly’s as cold as if I had swallowed snowballs for pills to cool the reins.
  • Go you, and where you find a maid That, ere she sleep, has thrice her prayers said, Rein up the organs of her fantasy, Sleep she as sound as careless infancy; But those as sleep and think not on their sins, Pinch them, arms, legs, backs, shoulders, sides, and shins.

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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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