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rein
used in City of Bones

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Definition
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.)
  • On the black metal driver's bench sat Brother Jeremiah, holding a set of reins in his gloved hands.
    Chapter 10 (56% in)
  • On the other end of the reins were two horses, black as smoke, snarling and pawing at the sky.
    Chapter 10 (56% in)

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