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reist

[reest] /rist/
verb (used without object), Scot. and North England.
1.
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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 of reest2
1780-1790
First recorded in 1780-90; dialectal variant of rest1
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  • reist knocked at the door which had been pointed out to him, and waited.

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  • “I am glad that you have not forgotten those days,” reist murmured.

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  • reist was conscious that his impetuous speech was scarcely a happy one.

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  • reist, we are going to have some tea, and then I shall be at your service.

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  • Domiloff, who did not expect the Duke of reist in an hour, was forced to acquiesce.

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  • “I do not think that it was Brand at all,” reist answered, fiercely.

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  • It was a reist this people wanted, not one of his corrupt race.

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  • Ughtred looked at him for a moment gravely; then turned to reist.

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  • Between a reist and a Tyrnaus the difference is purely accidental.

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  • “It was the illegal sentence of an illegal assembly,” reist answered.

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British Dictionary definitions for reist

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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