from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Same as
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun South Africa A strip of oxhide, deprived of hair, and rendered pliable, -- used for twisting into ropes, etc.
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- noun South Africa A
stripof oxhide, deprived of hairand made pliable, used for twistinginto ropes, etc.
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Bandied from one department to another, humiliated, reim - prisoned, released, harangued, he had preserved his dignity and his policies throughout.
Maliwe then closed the gate, tied it securely with a reim, and pulled several large bushes against it.
They were perfectly naked, except that each wore the usual stert reim.
"What the green reim does teach them," explained Lady Hannah, secretly aghast at her own temerity, "is, not to be found out next time."
After that none of the servants would pass near these two graves later than sundown, and Bough welted the Barala boy with an ox-reim for scaring silly jades of women with lying tales.
Bough took an ox-reim then, that was coiled behind his saddle, and bound her hands.
Then Bough bent over and drew his long hunting-knife and cut the reim, leaving her hands still bound.
The Cape boys who tramped, each leading a fore-ox by the green reim bound about the creature's wide horns, had no energy left even to swear at their beasts.
Never a fib since last I gave him the ox-reim end to taste.
This little incident put me into rather a better humour, especially as the buck had rolled over right against the after-part of the waggon, so I had only to gut him, fix a reim round his legs, and haul him up.