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reest1

[reest] /rist/
verb (used with object), Scot. and North England.
1.
to cure, smoke, or dry (meat or fish).
Origin of reest1
1500-1510
1500-10; perhaps < Scandinavian; compare Danish, Norwegian riste to roast

reest2

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[reest] /rist/
verb (used without object), Scot. and North England.
1.
(of a horse) to stop or refuse to go; balk.
Origin
First recorded in 1780-90; dialectal variant of rest1
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  • Gay Garland had carried my father over long to reest with him at the hinderend.

    The Men of the Moss-Hags S. R. Crockett
British Dictionary definitions for reest

reest

/riːst/
verb
1.
(intransitive) (Northern English, dialect) (esp of horses) to be noisily uncooperative
Word Origin
probably from Scottish arreestarrest; perhaps related to restive
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