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reins

(rānz)
pl.n.
1. The kidneys, loins, or lower back.
2. The seat of the affections and passions.
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The animal was startled by the noise, and the reins were on his back.
Nicholas gave the horses the rein, and Zakhar, stretching out his arms, clucked his tongue and let his horses go.
She mounted the chariot sick and sorry at heart, while Iris sat beside her and took the reins in her hand.
He hit him with a stone upon the elbow, and the reins, enriched with white ivory, fell from his hands into the dust.
The oaken axle groaned aloud under the burden of the awful goddess and the hero; Pallas Minerva took the whip and reins, and drove straight at Mars.
Quand on parle des maladies renales, on s'attache plus sur les affections, les signes, les traitements et on oublie le role vital des reins.
This will be the third time in four years that the House has passed the REINS Act.
We couldn't have handed over the reins to anyone better.
The King said in his cable, 'We are pleased on the occasion of your assumption of the reins of power in the State of Qatar to express to you, in my name and on behalf of the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and its people, our sincere congratulations, praying to Allah Almighty to help you to achieve the aspirations of progress and prosperity for the State of Qatar and its brotherly people.
All too often an owner takes the reins from a groom and, at the same time, takes the moment of glory for themselves.
Barcelona's Pep Guardiola was in the mix with one-in-six of the votes, but wonderfully some fans showed a liking for things as they are - one-in-eight wanted to see a canny but pragmatic Glaswegian hold the reins and went for David Moyes (pictured).
With a focus on youth, Spirit Reins aims to help disadvantaged children by providing them with advanced hands-on therapeutic programs and other activities that can challenge and empower these children.