Phrases with "rein"

James Joyce Be of the housed! While the Hersy Hunt they harrow the hill for to rout them rollicking rogues from, rule those racketeer romps from, rein their rockery rides from. Finnegans Wake by James Joyce

Rudyard Kipling There was no pressure of knee or rein to tell him what was wanted. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

But first to him that held the rein A crown he nimbly flung: For holding of the horse? — why, no — For holding of his tongue. The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood by with biographical introduction by William Michael Rossetti

But lo! who rides yonder?’” In one place only does the author give full rein to his tragic power; but this is a vigorous burst, and remarkable also for its sure and trenchant analysis. A Study of Hawthorne by G. P. Lathrop [1876]

Mark Riddel met him one morning on the road and drew rein sharply at the sight of his face. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

E. Phillips Oppenheim It was Dewis who came, riding along the narrow dyke path with loose rein and the careless seat of a man utterly reckless. The Amazing Partnership by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1914]

Henry Adams As far as outward bearing went, such a family of turbulent children, given free rein by their parents, or indifferent to check, should have come to more or less grief. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch The other two leaned on their bridles and lagged after him, and even Rubh bore against the left-hand rein until it wearied the King’s wrist. Phoebus on Halzaphron by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

Rudyard Kipling Get round with your hind legs under you the instant you feel the rein on your neck. The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling [1894]

Wrap a fold of your cloak over your mouth and never slacken rein till you are back in Calidon.” The girl drew off her gloves. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

William Morris So the captain bade draw rein and off horse, while Clement led his bowmen nigher, and they shot well together, and hindered the thieves from closing round the men-at-arms, or falling on the horses. The Well At The World’s End by William Morris [1896]

William Morris Then she took her ass’s rein and went her ways over the waste toward Evilshaw; for, as ye may deem, where the houses and the street ended, the beaten way ended also. The Water of the Wondrous Isles by William Morris [1897]

Florence Dixie They quickly perceived me, and guessing what I wanted, immediately drew rein and waited for me to come up. Across Patagonia by Florence Dixie [1880]

Sir Richard Burton So I hammered his sides with my heels, but he moved not, and then I took the rein whip and struck him withal. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

But the Lord Corinius lighting nimbly on his feet caught Spitfire’s horse by the bridle rein and smote it on the muzzle, even as he rode at him, so that the horse reared up and swerved. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

Thomas Hardy Bob had thrust one of his arms through the rein of the horse, and the other was round Anne’s waist. The Trumpet-Major by Thomas Hardy [1879]

Andrew Lang Then she turned him round, and urging him to his fullest speed, never drew rein till she saw the gates of the palace rising before her. The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

T. E. Lawrence As time went by our need to fight for the ideal increased to an unquestioning possession, riding with spur and rein over our doubts. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

We can both rein a fiery horse, and wield a good sword. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

It was a swim in the middle of the stream, and the trooper, who was a young chap just from the depot, let go his leading rein for a bit. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

So Grettir busked himself for a cold ride, mounted his horse, and in due course of time drew rein at the door of Thorhall’s farm with the request that he might be accommodated there for the night. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

Andrew Lang Then the young man drew rein for the first time, and looked about him. The Olive Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Now, however, as we thumbed the chart and I gave full rein to my fancy, one of them, the idea of Memmert, gained precision and vigour every moment. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

I must be sure of his integrity before giving rein to my sympathies. That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green

Wilkie Collins I drew the rein directly, and turned my horse’s head back again, towards the south. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Jim leaned forward and put something into his hand, which pleased him, for he held my rein and stirrup, and then said — ‘Good luck and a long reign to you,’ as we rode away. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

Andrew Lang The king drew rein and admired the field. The Crimson Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Sir Walter Scott By and by, the crafty pony availed himself of this surcease of discipline to twitch the rein out of Davies hands, and applied himself to browse on the grass by the side of the lane. The Antiquary by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

Joseph Furphy I hooked Cleopatra’s rein on a wool-lever, and, still riding Bunyip, kept Thompson’s and Cooper’s bullocks together. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

He always drew rein here to gaze with delight upon the superb prospect that lay spread as it were at our feet. The Race of Life by Guy Boothby [1906]

William Morris So presently I saw that it was a weaponed man riding a white horse, and anon he had come up to me and drawn rein before me. The Well At The World’s End by William Morris [1896]

The eighteenth century seemed frankly to enjoy the pleasures of fear, and the rise of the Gothic novel gave rein to this natural love for the uncanny and the gruesome. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Henry Handel Richardson He felt annoyed with himself for having helped to swell the crowd of malcontents; and still more for his foolishness in giving the rein to a momentary irritation. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

Charles Dickens After an hour’s broad daylight, they drew rein at the inn- door at Neuchatel, having been some eight-and-twenty hours in conquering some eighty English miles. No Thoroughfare by Charles Dickens [1867]

Anna Katherine Green Had there been any prospect of escape from the impending scandal by means usually employed by men in my position, I might have given my thoughts less rein and been saved at least from crime. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

It had full rein now, and made him, as the army affirmed, one of the most intrepid, victorious, and chivalrous lascars of its fiery ranks. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

Miles Franklin A traveller pulled rein in the roadway, and, dismounting, threw his bridle over a paling of the garden fence while he went inside to try and buy a loaf of bread. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

Florence Dixie Then came a few seconds’ silence, as we drew into deep water, every one cautiously following his leader, so as to be able to rein in in time should the latter come to grief. Across Patagonia by Florence Dixie [1880]

Walter Scott Yet reason tells us, parents are o’erseen, When with too strict a rein they do hold in Their child’s affection, and control that love, Which the high powers divine inspire them with. The Bride of Lammermoor by Walter Scott [1819]

Jules Verne If a strap got loose, or a rein fell, a PEON came forward instantly, and throwing off his poncho, flung it over his beast’s head till the accident was repaired and the march resumed. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

McConnell was a good man, but he did not keep a very tight rein upon the half dozen restless and reckless young fellows who (for his sins) constituted his “military family. Four Days in Dixie by Ambrose Bierce [1888]

I saw his pursuer, having remounted, ride rapidly up to him, and, on reaching the spot where the man and horse lay, rein in and dismount. The Purcell Papers by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Rudyard Kipling The rider drew rein among the villagers round his stirrup. Actions and Reactions by Rudyard Kipling [1909]

D. H. Lawrence He held on tight, with fixed eyes, trying all the time to rein in the horse. St Mawr by D. H. Lawrence

Thomas Hardy His other hand held the rein of his horse, which was standing saddled as if just led in. Wessex Tales by Thomas Hardy [1888]

Edith Wharton A congestion at the head of a narrow street had checked the procession, and he was obliged to rein in his horse. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

Walter Scott When the horses were in this position, the whole riders at once began to rein back. Count Robert of Paris by Walter Scott [1832]

Elizabeth Gaskell Stop.’ And as she drew rein he rode up alongside of her. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

T. E. Lawrence The going was perfect, and we never drew rein for three hours, till we over-rode our machine-gun and its escort camping on the road home. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Joseph Furphy Then, with Cleopatra’s rein over my arm, I sat down on the ground to see it out. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

Florence Dixie Just a tightening of the bridle rein for a moment, to let the pack get clear, and then he, and Ray, and Glorie were racing along neck to neck in the stern of the streaming pack. Redeemed in Blood by Florence Dixie [1889]

The colonel in exasperation broke off the reprimand he was giving them, and with his wounded right hand seized the rein of this horse on the off side. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

M. P. Shiel At full bat she galloped all up the awna, and, as she sprang from her horse, tossed her rein at a groom, immediately to start into running up the avenue toward the Queen’s hut. Children of the Wind by M. P. Shiel [1923]

Arnold Bennett And when the society of mutual buriers had recovered from the startling shameless insolence of that last high kick, it gave the rein to its panting excitement, and roared and stamped. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

At the same instant a rider drew rein in front of him. A Bride from the Bush by E. W. Hornung [1890]

He threw Deloraine’s rein to one of the haymakers, and came bounding to meet her, just in time to pick her up as she put her foot into a hidden hole, and fell prostrate. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

Miles Franklin He pulled the rein opposite me, and I recognized a man from Dogtrap. He was in his shirt-sleeves; his horse was all in a lather, and its scarlet nostrils were wide open, and its sides heaving rapidly. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

H. G. Wells He was giving rein to a long-accumulated passion. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

Had he not given too much rein to his ingenuity? . Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

Walter Scott As he turned his rein to depart, the honest countenance of Adam Woodcock stared upon him with an expression of surprise, which, at another time, would have excited his hearty mirth. The Abbot by Walter Scott [1820]

Petrarch replied: “When I ask for my friends, is it not the same as for myself? Have I not the highest satisfaction in receiving favours for them? I have long put a rein on my own desires. The Life of Petrarch by Thomas Campbell

Shall we canter on?’ ‘In a minute,’ said Madeline, and he drew his rein again. The hesitation of Miss Anderson by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1903]

Radclyffe Hall Possibly Squire Lesway had said: ‘Huntin’, racin’, fishin’, shootin”; in any case his daughter did so very markedly on those rare occasions when she gave rein to her inherited instincts. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

Henry James You’ve got doctors on the brain, Lady Barb.” “I’m rather glad,” said Lady Barb, giving the rein to her horse, who bounded away. Lady Barbarina by Henry James [1884]

Blasphemous tongues learned to rein in their filthiness when this “beau lion” sauntered away from the picket-fire, on an icy night, to be out of hearing of their witless obscenities. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

I remembered especially that evening when we had found this valley and given rein to our fancies. The Grove of Ashtaroth by John Buchan [1910]

Edgar Allan Poe Mr. Wyatt, no doubt, according to custom, was merely giving the rein to one of his hobbies — indulging in one of his fits of artistic enthusiasm. Tales of Illusion by Edgar Allan Poe

Talbot rode at a brisk pace into Doncaster, never drawing rein until he reached the little inn at which the detective had taken up his quarters. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

So ten days ago I ordered my chaise for Dover, and have scarce drawn rein till last night at Varenna, where I heard of your ladyship. The Infidel by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1900]

Henry Handel Richardson But out into it he must, to drive through dust-clouds so opaque that one could only draw rein till they subsided, meanwhile holloaing off collisions. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

Walter Scott But the absence of Sir Geoffrey gave the rein to some disorders, which, if present, he would assuredly have restrained. Peveril of the Peak by Walter Scott [1822]

At last the fat Brother drew his horse’s rein with a groan, for he could stand the shaking no longer. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood. by Written and illustrated by Howard Pyle