How to use Reins in a sentence
Carmen sawed on the reins, trying to slow her down.
He slapped the horses with the reins and they started out in the direction of the ranch.
She dismounted and held out the reins to him.
He picked up the reins and released the break, addressing her father and the twins.
All three got into the buggy and Zeb picked up the reins, though Jim needed no guidance of any sort.Advertisement
In this manner of holding the reins the snaffle is not so likely to slip, while the curb can be easily slackened or drawn tighter.
He held the reins in one hand and his rifle in the other.
He gripped the horse's reins and mounted.
Inside the shed Alpatych and the coachman arranged the tangled reins and traces of their horses with trembling hands.
You lay the reins against one side of his neck, like this.Advertisement
As Giddon grabbed the reins, Diablo turned his head to look at his master.
The reins fell loosely against Pegasus's shoulders which led up to a bitless bridle.
The king is not mentioned - which on Credner's view is explained by assuming that the plague fell in the minority of Joash, when the priest Jehoiada held the reins of power - and the princes, councillors and warriors necessary to an independent state, and so often referred to by the prophets before the exile, are altogether lacking.
They may be found carefully catalogued with all their included species in Reins Japan, and highly interesting researches by Japanese physiographists are recorded in the Journal of the College of Science of the Imperial University of TOkyo.
From 1849 to 1852 the reins were National government issues.Advertisement
Handing over the reins of government to his mother, he set out in 213 for Raetia, where he carried on war against the Alamanni; in 214 he attacked the Goths in Dacia, whence he proceeded by way of Thrace to Asia Minor, and in 215 crossed to Alexandria.
Falling out with Jezzar, Beshir fled to Cairo in 1805, attached himself to Mehemet Ali, and returned to take up the reins.
In 1448 he assumed the reins of government and at the same time married Isabella, Dom Pedro's daughter.
You can't have liberal trading rulings without loosening the political reins.
Dollars brings bettors grid from the retook the reins will be better.Advertisement
In Germany, government measures to tighten the reins on healthcare spending have resulted in an upsurge in cheaper imported medicines.
James then seized the reins of government in Scotland himself.
In many instances governments tried to create educated social classes to help run colonial civil services, which later assumed the reins of power.
It relies entirely on rider skill, depending on the use of the draw reins to encourage correct head carriage.
At independence, the winners assured the reins of political power, while the losers were often repressed, imprisoned or silenced.Advertisement
One set of harness has double terrets on the pad to separate both sets of reins that are very distinctive.
He hastened to employ Germans for the reorganization of his finances and his army, and set to work in the determination to maintain his empire in spite of the difficulties surrounding him, to resist the encroachments of foreigners, and to take gradually the reins of absolute power into his own hands, being animated by a profound distrust, not unmerited, of his ministers.
He maintained all the forms of government established by his father, but ruled in a far more enlightened spirit; he tolerated every form of religious opinion, abolished the use of torture, was most careful to secure an exact and impartial administration of justice, and, while keeping the reins of government strictly in his own hands, allowed every one with a genuine grievance free access to his presence.
He was then a mere lad, amiable, well-meaning, but entirely under the dominion of his mother, a woman of many virtues, who surrounded him with wise counsellors, watched over the development of his character and improved the tone of the administration, but on the other hand was inordinately jealous, and alienated the army by extreme parsimony, while neither she nor her son had a strong enough hand to keep tight the reins of military discipline.
Driving with long reins in the field should precede the fastening of ropes to the collar, as it accustoms the animal to the pressure on the shoulders of the draught, later to be experienced in the yoke.Advertisement
Zakhar, while still keeping his arms extended, raised one hand with the reins.
Iraq 's Sunni Muslim minority held the reins of power during Saddam Hussein 's rule.
Tinker hands over the reins of power to the real King, who now has the full support of his people.
David Clark A director at the club between 1924 and 1970, Clark twice took the reins as a stand-in manager between full-time appointments.
Remember - racehorses are taught to go faster when you tighten the reins !Advertisement
It's important to come up with a budget before your emotions take the reins.
It might not be possible to completely eliminate anger from our lives, but if we can manage and control the reins of our anger, then we can begin to live a healthier and calmer life.
Westward puts you in control of entire towns, giving you the reins from settlement to a glorious population boom.
After being owned and operated by the DeYoung family for its first 135 years, the Hearst Corporation took over the reins of the San Francisco Chronicle in 2000.
Balance out this potential conflict by taking turns holding the reins.Advertisement
For the independent individual who prefers to take the reins themselves, free meal plans can be found in books, magazines, and websites.
That popular VH1 reality show had to cease filming after a series of family problems, so Brooke struck out on her own and took over the reins for the entire Hogan clan.
Don't saw on the reins.
Alex said, grabbing the reins.
He chuckled and handed her the reins.Advertisement
He snatched the reins from her hand and turned to Ed.
He picked up the reins.
Damian clutched his brother's necklace in one hand, the reins to his horse in another.
She strode to her horse, hands trembling as she took the reins.
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Matthias was to be the nominal ruler, he himself with the title of lieutenantgeneral to hold the reins of power.
Mem de Sa continued to hold the reins of government in Brazil upon terms of the best understanding with the clergy, and to the great advantage of the colonies, for fourteen years.
About the same time the republic was exposed to still graver danger by the conspiracy of some of its leading citizens to seize the reins of power and place the city under the suzerainty of Alphonso, as it had once been under that of the duke of Milan.
Grey was manoeuvred out of office, and Sir John Hall and Sir Harry Atkinson, able opponents, took the reins with a mission to reinstate the finances and restore confidence.
The Radicals went out in 1889, and the Democrats held the reins of power till 1897, their leader being Gustave Ador.
The National Council at Prague issued a proclamation of independence and took over the reins of government.
Having taken up the reins, the rider should stand at his horse's near (left) shoulder, facing towards the tail, and in that position hold the stirrup with his right hand for the reception of his left foot.
The proper adjustment of the reins is the next thing to be attended to, and as the management of these depends so much upon the seat being firm and independent of the bridle the acquisition of a firm seat is certainly half-way towards the acquirement of good hands.
An excellent way to start a pupil is on a sure-footed horse without bridle, the master governing him by a leading rein until the pupil has acquired a firm seat and can be trusted with reins.
After having been some time in a training stable, a lad is put on a quiet horse at exercise; his stirrups are adjusted, and the reins knotted for him at a proper length.
Much depended on the character and personality of the young prince who had now taken into his hands the reins of government, and for half a century was to guide the destinies of the nation.
Besides this the harness of each horse consisted of a bridle and a pair of reins, mostly the same as in use now, made of leather and ornamented with studs of ivory or metal.
The reins were passed through rings attached to the collar bands or yoke, and were long enough to be tied round the waist of the charioteer in case of his having to defend himself.
He was one of the band that for a moment seized the reins of power on the 31st of October, and for his share in that outbreak he was again condemned to death on the 17th of March of the following year.
In December 1774 the young "hereditary prince" of Weimar, Charles Augustus, passing through Frankfort on his way to Paris, came into personal touch with Goethe, and invited the poet to visit Weimar when, in the following year, he took up the reins of government.
Wahab-allath or Athenodorus (as the name was Graecized), her son by Odainath, being still a boy, she took the reins of government into her own hands.
In 1152 came the inevitable struggle between the young king and his mother, who had ruled with wisdom and vigour during the regency and was unwilling to lay down the reins of power.
The chief recommendation put forward to mend the system comprised lengthening of all sentences, a diminution in the dietaries, the abolition of large gratuities, and, speaking broadly, a general tightening of the reins.
He himself did not take the field, but remained in Medina with the exception of his visit to Syria in 638; he never, however, suffered the reins to slip from his grasp, so powerful was the influence of his personality and the Moslem community of feeling.
He had not been wanting in energy and ability, and kept the reins of the government in his own hands.
He was an old man; his mind was soon to give way; and for some time before his death on the 2nd of August 1849 the reins of power were held by his son and successor Ibrahim,who did not long survive him.
Bairam, however, was naturally despotic and cruel; and when order was somewhat restored, Akbar found it necessary to take the reins of government into his own hands, which he did by a proclamation issued in March 1560.
A magnificent, magnanimous man; holding the reins of the world, not quite in the imaginary sense; scourging anarchy down, and urging noble effort up, really on a grand scale.
On the 23rd of May the Norwegian Storthing passed the government's proposal for the establishment of separate Norwegian consuls, and as King Oscar, who again had resumed the reins of government, made use of his constitutional right to veto the bill, the Norwegian ministry tendered their resignation.
As early as 465 B.C., Xerxes was assassinated by his powerful vizier (chiliarch) Artabanus, who attempted to seize the reins of empire in fact, if not in name.
In 1350 such was the disorder in the land that Margaret, at the request of the nobles, came to Holland to take into her own hands the reins of government.
In 1599, on the abdication of Sigismund Bfithory in Transylvania, Michael, in league with the imperialist forces, and in connivance with the Saxon burghers, attacked and of Tran- defeated his successor Andreas Bathory near Hermannstadt, and, seizing himself the reins of government, secured his proclamation as prince of Transylvania.
In 1561 the adventurer and impostor Jacob Basilicus succeeded with Hungarian help in turning out the voivode Alexander Lapusheanu (1552-61 and 1563-68) and seizing on the reins of government.
He declares, it is true, that he had let loose the reins on the neck of his lusts, that he had delighted in all transgressions against the divine law, and that he had been the ringleader of the youth of Elstow in all manner of vice.
On his death in 1900 the regency ended, and Abd-el-Aziz took the reins of government into his own hands, with an Arab from the south, El Menebhi, for his chief adviser.
The mildest of men, a crowned monk, who let slip the reins of government from his hands while he busied himself in prayer and church building, he lowered the kingly power to a depth to which it had never sunk before in England.
The resignation of the great minister who had so long held the reins of power coincided with a critical situation in Europe.
Although he was on familiar terms with the dauphin (afterwards Louis XI.), when the latter was a refugee at the court of Burgundy, he could not but view with chagrin the repurchase by the king of France of the towns on the Somme, which had been temporarily ceded to Philip the Good by the treaty of Arras; and when his father's failing health enabled him to take into his hands the reins of government (which Philip abandoned to him completely by an act of the 12th of April 1465), he entered upon his lifelong struggle against Louis XI., and became one of the principal leaders of the League of the Public Weal.
Canovas assured the queenregent that he was ready to undertake the task of protecting the new state of things if it was thought wise to continue the Conservative policy of the late king, but in the circumstances created by his death, he must frankly say that he considered it advisable to send for Seor Sagasta and ask him to take the reins of government, with a view to inaugurate the regency under progressive and conciliatory policy.
Directly he was of age, he seized the reins of government by killing some relations who had plotted against him, and crushed another conspiracy in the same way.
Drummers are cool Speaking of that, you gotta respect any percussionist who can take the reins when his band is in a pinch.
Then the boy picked up the reins, shook them, and said "Gid-dap!"
Another hussar also rushed toward the horse, but Bondarenko had already thrown the reins of the snaffle bridle over the horse's head.
When they came out onto the beaten highroad--polished by sleigh runners and cut up by rough-shod hoofs, the marks of which were visible in the moonlight--the horses began to tug at the reins of their own accord and increased their pace.
I couldn't hold them in, my hands grew numb in the sharp frost so that I threw down the reins--'Catch hold yourself, your excellency!' says I, and I just tumbled on the bottom of the sleigh and sprawled there.
The time you spend on the ice, learning how to take the reins of a real dog sled and team, will stir your spirit of adventure.
Climbing aboard, he slapped the reins to the team.
She gripped the reins as Princess threw her head back, snorting and side-stepping.
It was a scene from another time as Dean's friend and his smiling wife handed the reins to the urban couple.
He slapped the reins on Ed's back and the buggy rolled out of the barn.
Rather than warn them again, he tied his reins to his horse's mane, freeing up his hands to draw his knives.
He reached Rissa and threw himself from his horse, keeping a hold of the reins as he smashed blows into one of the three facing her.
Rather than submit to her unspoken challenge, he took the horse's reins and led the exhausted beast inside the fortress.
He held the reins and opened the door, motioning her in.
This was the beginning of a determined struggle for supremacy, carried on for many years, between the different classes of citizens, locally termed ordini or monti - the lower classes striving to grasp the reins of government, the higher classes already in office striving to keep all power in their own hands, or to divide it in proportion to the relative strength of each monte.
Accordingly, on the illness of his father, he at once seized the reins of government and established himself at Delhi.
No personal wrongs, but the deliberate determination of a strong-minded, capable woman to snatch the reins of government from the hands of a semi-imbecile, was the cause of Peter's overthrow, and his stupendous blunders supplied Catherine with her opportunity.
But the new Congress was too Federalist for Santa Anna, and he retired, leaving the reins to Nicolas Bravo, under whom a new Centralist constitution was established (1843).
Assuming that a double-reined bridle is used, the third finger of the left hand should be first inserted between the snaffle reins; then the little, third and second fingers should be between the curb reins, the two outside reins being the curb, and the two inside ones the snaffle.
A rider with good hands never depends upon his reins for retaining his seat; nor does he pull at the horse's mouth so as to make him afraid to go up to his bit; nor again does he ever use more force than is necessary for the accomplishment of what he desires to perform.
At the age of seventeen he seized the reins of government.
Then he got into the buggy again and took the reins, and the horse at once backed away from the tree, turned slowly around, and began to trot down the sandy road which was just visible in the dim light.
He gave the reins to a Cossack, took off and handed over his felt coat, stretched his legs, and set his cap straight.
Rook pulled at the reins and started of his own accord.
Nicholas, in his old lady's dress over which he had belted his hussar overcoat, stood in the middle of the sleigh, reins in hand.
Balaga took his seat in the front one and holding his elbows high arranged the reins deliberately.
Dismounting at a cottage on whose wattle fence hung a signboard, GENERAL STAFF, and throwing down his reins, he entered a dark passage.
Winding the reins around the saddle horn, he shook out his rope and tied it to the bridle.
He swung around, rifle in one hand and reins in another, starting toward the bear.
He held the reins in one hand, watching her expectantly.
Tying the reins to a tree, he removed the rifle and turned to her.
She took the reins to her horse and mounted, stopping only when he caught her arm.
Taran tossed his reins to the page that darted from the stables before jogging the narrow stairwell leading to the top of the walls.
He assumed the reins of government at the age of sixteen, and married Princess Anne, daughter of Philip of Orleans and Henrietta of England, and niece of Louis XIV., king of France.
The snaffle reins should be drawn up gently until the rider feels that he has an equal and light hold of his horse's mouth on both sides, with just so much pressure that the slightest movement of the left or right rein would cause him to turn to the left or right respectively.
The rider sitting in the position described, square to the front, with his shoulders well back, will be riding with fairly long reins, one of the secrets of good hands.
The Albanians now invited Ahmed Pasha Khorshid to assume the reins of government, and he without delay proceeded from Alexandria to Cairo.
Zeb shook the reins and urged him to go, but Jim was stubborn.
Petya was galloping along the courtyard, but instead of holding the reins he waved both his arms about rapidly and strangely, slipping farther and farther to one side in his saddle.
Untying the reins, he threw the rope over the saddle horn and mounted in one fluid movement.
It reared, tearing the reins from her hands as it threw her.
The speculative character has entirely faded out of it, or rather has been crushed out by the tightness with which the directors of the Roman Church now held the reins of discipline.
Clothes, saddles, reins, were all wet, slippery, and sodden, like the ground and the fallen leaves that strewed the road.
Alex handed the reins to a caretaker and dusted himself off as he headed for the gate.
That was when she noticed Old Charlie standing beside the house, the reins dragging the ground.
During his short reign the young king, a sickly youth and of feeble understanding, was the mere tool of his uncles Francis, duke of Guise, and Charles, cardinal of Lorraine, into whose hands he virtually delivered the reins of government.
More than a score of years after the Barberini had dropped the reins of power Alexander VII.
Meanwhile his representatives had obtained the upper hand in Scotland, and David was thus enabled to return to his kingdom in June 1341, when he took the reins of government into his own hands.
Nudge him with your heals to get him started and pull gently on the reins when you want him to stop.
The Tsar's foot, in the narrow pointed boot then fashionable, touched the groin of the bobtailed bay mare he rode, his hand in a white glove gathered up the reins, and he moved off accompanied by an irregularly swaying sea of aides-de-camp.
The former at once assumed Magnin - the reins of government and became ruler of Florence in a way neither Cosimo nor Piero had ever attempted; he established his domination by means of balie consisting of the signory, the accoppiatori, and 240 other members, all Mediceans, to be renewed every five years (1471).
In the assertion of their national aspirations, confused as these were with the new democratic ideals, the Magyars had had the support of the German democrats who temporarily held the reins of power in Vienna.
He wrapped the reins around the break and stepped over to greet Darcie.