- to cure, smoke, or dry (meat or fish).
Origin of reest1
1500–10; perhaps < Scandinavian; compare Danish, Norwegian riste to roast
- (of a horse) to stop or refuse to go; balk.
Origin of reest2
First recorded in 1780–90; dialectal variant of rest1
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Historical Examples of reest
Gay Garland had carried my father over long to reest with him at the hinderend.The Men of the Moss-Hags
S. R. Crockett
- (intr) Northern English dialect (esp of horses) to be noisily uncooperative
Word Origin for reest
probably from Scottish arreest arrest; perhaps related to restive
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