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rein
used in The Mark of Athena

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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.)
  • Now she realized Percy was not making things better, and Annabeth wasn't around to rein him in.
    p. 124.6

There are no more uses of "rein" in The Mark of Athena.

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