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reif

[reef] /rif/
noun, Scot. Obsolete
1.
plunder; booty; loot.
2.
robbery; piracy.
3.
the act of seizing booty.
Origin of reif
950
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.

    Adaptation Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • reif said, "It was a mistake, too, to allow them the secret of the crossbow."

    Adaptation Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • reif and the three Earthlings were bent over a military map depicting the area.

    Adaptation Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • "Then it shouldn't have been introduced," reif said, his eyes unflinching from the Earthman's.

    Adaptation Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • reif turned on his heel and followed by young Taller and his staff hurried down the knoll to where their horses were tethered.

    Adaptation Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • 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's ten-year-old son came up next to him and peered down at the map.

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  • reif had been thrown backward two paces by the blast of the heavy-calibered gun.

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  • Behind them were four Texcocans, including reif and his teen-age son Taller.

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