rein used in
The Picture of Dorian Gray - 20 chapter version
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to restrain or control; or a means of control
The meaning of rein depends upon its context. For example:
"keep a tight rein on the new employee," or "rein in a horse" — to control or restrain
"give the new employee free rein," or "give the horse full rein" — do not restrain
"the reins of government" — means of control
"the reins of the horse" — leather straps used with a bit to control a horse (You might like to think of other senses of rein as being figurative derivations from this sense.)
Where, the huge velarium that Nero had stretched across the Colosseum at Rome, that Titan sail of purple on which was represented the starry sky, and Apollo driving a chariot drawn by white gilt-reined steeds?
Chapter 11 (56% in)
You gallop with a loose rein.
Chapter 17 (77% in)
He leapt from the saddle and threw the reins to one of them.
Chapter 18 (94% in)
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