Reins

Definition of Reins

Pronunciation: rānz
n. pl.1.The kidneys; also, the region of the kidneys; the loins.
2.The inward impulses; the affections and passions; - so called because formerly supposed to have their seat in the part of the body where the kidneys are.
My reins rejoice, when thy lips speak right things.
- Prov. xxiii. 16.
I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts.
- Rev. ii. 23.
Reins of a vault
(Arch.) the parts between the crown and the spring or abutment, including, and having especial reference to, the loading or filling behind the shell of the vault. The reins are to a vault nearly what the haunches are to an arch, and when a vault gives way by thrusting outward, it is because its reins are not sufficiently filled up.

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Oregon boat, back band, backstrap, bearing rein, bellyband, bilbo, bit, blinders, blinds, bond, bonds, breeching, bridle, camisole, caparison, cavesson, chains, checkrein, cheekpiece, chinband, cinch, collar, crownband, crupper, cuffs, curb, fetter, gag, gag swivel, girth, gyves, hackamore, halter, hames, hametugs, hamper, handcuffs, harness, headgear, headstall, helm, hip straps, hobbles, hopples, irons, jaquima, jerk line, leading strings, leash, lines, manacle, martingale, muzzle, noseband, pillory, pole strap, reins of government, restraint, restraints, ribbons, rudder, saddle, shackle, shaft tug, side check, snaffle, stocks, straightjacket, strait-waistcoat, straitjacket, stranglehold, surcingle, tack, tackle, tether, tiller, trammel, trammels, trappings, tug, wheel, winker braces, yoke
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