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 Reimkennar (A).Reins (The). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Reins.
 
To give the reins. To let go unrestrained; to give licence.   1
   To take the reins. To assume the guidance or direction.   2
 


 Reimkennar (A).Reins (The). 

 
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