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reins

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The ideas of a time are like the clothes of a season: they are as arbitrary, as much imposed by some superior will which is seldom explicit. They are utilitarian and political, the instruments of smooth-running government.
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English

Etymology 1

L. renem or rienem

Noun

reins

  1. (archaic) The kidneys.
  2. The lower part of the back.

Etymology 2

Noun

reins

  1. Plural form of rein.

Verb

reins

  1. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of rein.

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ʁɛ̃/

Noun

reins m. (singular rein)

  1. Plural form of rein.
  2. (plurale tantum) small of the back; waist

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