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reif

[reef]
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noun Scot. Obsolete.
  1. plunder; booty; loot.
  2. robbery; piracy.
  3. the act of seizing booty.
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Origin of reif

before 950; Middle English (north) ref, Old English rēaf; akin to reave1, bereave
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  • And why I did not take my revenge on Chessman after he'd killed Reif.

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  • "Then it shouldn't have been introduced," Reif said, his eyes unflinching from the Earthman's.

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  • Reif said, "It was a mistake, too, to allow them the secret of the crossbow."

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  • Reif bent down over his father's body for a moment, and then looked up, his lips white, at Plekhanov.

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  • Reif turned on his heel and followed by young Taller and his staff hurried down the knoll to where their horses were tethered.

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