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rein
used in The Hidden Oracle

4 uses
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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.)
  • Austin hopped in first and took the reins.
    p. 326.4
  • TAKEST THOU THE REINS.
    p. 334.6
  • Without anyone at the reins, the pegasi panicked.
    p. 334.8
  • I thrust both arrows into my quiver, grabbed the reins, and managed to level our descent just enough to prevent a crash landing.
    p. 334.9

There are no more uses of "rein" in The Hidden Oracle.

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