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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
1780-90; dialectal variant of rest1
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  • Once more the men of Theos, as with one throat, shouted for Nicholas of reist.

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  • reist knocked at the door which had been pointed out to him, and waited.

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  • It seemed to reist that this was the supreme moment of his indignity.

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

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  • The Duke of reist it was who is solely responsible for the restoration of the monarchy.

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  • reist and Mr. Van Decht were sitting a little apart from them.

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  • Was this simplicity, he wondered, or had reist indeed a hidden purpose in seeking to make him declare himself?

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  • “The Czar does not stand alone,” reist remarked, thoughtfully.

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  • Is it true, Ughtred, that you went through some sort of a betrothal ceremony with the Countess of reist?

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  • Then we are very fortunate,” reist said, “for it is such a man as this whom we wanted.

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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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