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As I Lay Dying
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rein -- as in: to rein in their activities
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As I Lay Dying
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  • ...holding the horse reined back.
  • Tull’s wagon stands beside the spring, hitched to the rail, the reins wrapped about the seat stanchion.
  • They watch me as I run up, beginning to jerk back, their eyes rolling, snorting, jerking back on the hitch-rein.
  • I run this way and that as they rear and jerk at the hitch-rein, striking.
  • He comes down the path stiffly and looks at the broken hitch-rein and at the dust in the road and then up the road, where the dust is gone.
  • A mile further along he passes us, the horse, arch-necked, reined back to a swift singlefoot.
  • Cash takes the reins and lowers the team carefully and skillfully into the stream.
  • He lifts the reins.
  • Cash is half turned, the reins running taut from his hand and disappearing into the water, the other hand reached back upon Addie, holding her jammed over against the high side of the wagon.
  • It moves unbelievably fast; by that token Jewel realises at last that the rope is free, for I can see him sawing back on the reins, his head turned, as the log rears in a long sluggish lunge between us, bearing down upon the team.
  • He followed, leading the horse, and stood beside the wagon, the reins in his hand.
  • The wagon stands on the square, hitched, the mules motionless, the reins wrapped about the seat-spring, the back of the wagon toward the courthouse.

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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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