Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Scotch spellings of reave, reaver.
- v. Archaic spelling of reave.
“The word 'reive' in the second verse, not to be confused with 'reef', means to draw cord through eyelet holes; implying perhaps that Johnny will be doing a new kind of sewing. ”
“And the Duke must reive an invitation out of courtesy.”
“My people have little enough, and the Karsites regularly reive away what little they have!”
“Then in a skirl o 'rage, her face working,' The foul things o 'the deep shall reive the flesh from ye in your death, and in your lives ye shall mourn for the quiet streams o' fresh water and the sight of green things growing -- and never, never, never get nigh them .... ”
“And the lairds are as bad as the loons; for if they dinna bid them gae reive and harry, the deil a bit they forbid them; and they shelter them, or let them shelter themselves, in their woods and mountains, and strongholds, whenever the thing's dune.”
“I won'er, now, could I conthrive to reive the top-cape off of this.”
“Doobtless sic bairnies hae to suffer frae the prood jeedgment o 'their fellow-men and women, but they may get muckle guid and little ill frae that -- a guid naebody can reive them o'.”
“It is a bad practice to receive a present from those Indians as they are never Satisfied for what they reive in return if ten time the value of the articles they gave.”
“These people are very fathless in Contracts; they frequently reive the merchindize in exchange for their horses and after”
“Creek's are out lets from the Small Lake which reive their water from the Small Streems running from the high land - great many Pamey Stones on the Shore of various Sises the wind blew hard - Reed a man who went back to Camp for his knife has not joined us. we camped at a Beaver house on the L.S. one Buck Killed to day -”
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