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Usage examples for reeve

  1. 1852. bicinctus, Reeve Proc. – Sketches of the Natural History of Ceylon by J. Emerson Tennent
  2. " Only I never have failed," put in Reeve Howard, with the amused complacency born of much adulation. – The Lure of the Dim Trails by by (AKA B. M. Sinclair) B. M. Bower
  3. The latter called two or three sailors and bade them bring some short lengths of thick hawser, while a strong party were set to reeve tackle to the mainyard. – When London Burned by G. A. Henty
  4. Then John Reeve said unto the people standing by, 'Friends, ' said he, 'I pray you stand still on both sides of the room, and let there be a space in the middle, and I will lay down my head upon the ground and let this furious man tread upon my head and do what he will unto me.... – The Coming of the Friars by Augustus Jessopp
  5. Ralph, who was assisting to reeve a new block at the foretop, saw that the fog was almost at hand. – Ralph Granger's Fortunes by William Perry Brown
  6. So John Reeve and myself came there, and many of them despised our declaration. – The Coming of the Friars by Augustus Jessopp
  7. The town meeting could make a law against permitting hogs to run at large, but it chose someone, a " hog reeve to see that the law was observed. – Community Civics and Rural Life by Arthur W. Dunn
  8. John Reeve of Melford appointed 30th and last abbot. –  by
  9. Amongst them was Mr. W. R. Smith, Mr. W. Holmes and Mrs. Reeve – From Crow-Scaring to Westminster; an Autobiography by George Edwards M.P., O.B.E.
  10. Her husband was, however, a farmer in very comfortable circumstances, and was chosen, because of his superior intelligence, as reeve of the township in which he resided; but he had become a poor, besotted victim of strong drink, and driving home from Bayton one night, while in a helpless state of intoxication, he was thrown from his buggy, being so injured by the fall as never to recover consciousness, and died the following day. – From Wealth to Poverty by Austin Potter
  11. Henry Reeve of the Edinburgh also on several occasions asked me to write the political article in the Review. – The Adventure of Living by John St. Loe Strachey
  12. Who should present himself a few days ago but A. Burr Reeve – Memoirs of Aaron Burr, Complete by Matthew L. Davis
  13. Prithee, give to the reeve the weregeld. – A Maid at King Alfred’s Court by Lucy Foster Madison
  14. She would go back to the smoky fires in the huddled lodges; to the venison stew and the snake dance; to the feasts of the medicine- men, and the long sleeps in the summer days, and the winter's tales, and be at rest among her own people; and Pauline would have revenge of the wife of the prancing Reeve and perhaps the people would forget who her mother was. – Northern Lights by Gilbert Parker
  15. For a considerable portion of the time, Judge Reeve was engaged in that capacity. – Memoirs of Aaron Burr, Complete by Matthew L. Davis
  16. Aaron and his sister Sarah remained in the family until the former entered college, and the latter became the wife of Judge Reeve – Memoirs of Aaron Burr, Complete by Matthew L. Davis
  17. The first was in 1660, shortly after the death of John Reeve – The Coming of the Friars by Augustus Jessopp
  18. I had charged Reeve to bring you, whether you would or not. – Correspondence & Conversations of Alexis de Tocqueville with Nassau William Senior from 1834 to 1859, Vol. 2 by Alexis de Tocqueville
  19. For your services, Master Dicksey, you shall be my reeve at Cranwell Towers when they are in my hands. – The Lady Of Blossholme by H. Rider Haggard
  20. His persistence was rewarded, and just when Muggleton's visions ceased " in the month of January 1652, about the middle of the month, John Reeve came to me very joyful and said, Cousin Lodowick, now said he, I know what revelation of Scripture is as well as thee." – The Coming of the Friars by Augustus Jessopp
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