Definition of Reest
1. to balk [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: balk
Lexicographical Neighbors of Reest
Literary usage of Reest
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Complete Works of Thomas Brooks. Ed. by Thomas Brooks, Alexander Balloch Grosart (1866)
"L 22, ' Who hath also sealed us, and given the «reest of the Spirit in our hearts." And chap. v. 1, 5, ' For we know, ..."
2. Fish and Fisheries: A Selection from the Prize Essays of the International by David Herbert (1883)
"3 in., their ends protrude an inch through the lug, and give a good hold of the spit, the other free inch being rested on the rail of the " back reest. ..."
3. Publications by English Dialect Society (1896)
"reest. To be lazy. When a horse refuses to draw a load, we say it has 'tune (taken) the reest. ..."
4. Northumberland Words by Richard Oliver Heslop, Harry Haldane, Oliver Heslop (1894)
"The boggle made the horse take the rtist, or stand stock still.— W. Brockie, Legends and Superstitions, p. 38. reest, to become rancid. ..."
5. Complete Glossary to the Poetry and Prose of Robert Burns: With Upwards of by John Cuthbertson (1886)
"Does not reest explain it better? Sometimes by appearing to the horse and making him take the reist.—Rich ardson. ..."
6. The Promptorium parvulorum: The first English-Latin dictionary by Galfridus, Anthony Lawson Mayhew (1908)
"... -us, -vi ; l/äse, ^eu., ' catho- licou,' 4 [deci.]. Areng, or a-rew : Seriatim ; aduer- biura. A-reet, or reest, of fysh or flesh« ..."
7. An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language: To which is Prefixed, a by John Jamieson (1880)
"[reest, i. Synon. with roost, qv, ... To reest, va To arrest. This is, the common pron. of the vulgar in SV REIST. ..."
8. Selections from Sir Thomas Malory's Morte Darthur by Thomas Malory (1897)
"couched that spere in the reest, that courser lepte ... and kepte stylle the spere in the reest. And ther with' Syre Launcelot 5 ..."