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  • n. Alternative form of reaver.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See reaver.


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  • Personally, I am dividing my time between the Orange Culture, and the Wrecker Culture (*), but Lowland Scots Culture is beginning to creep up in appreciation, much like a blue bonneted border reiver upon some English cattle (*).

    Archive 2007-04-01

  • “Ay, but Catharine,” replied the glover, “hath a second thou knowest little of: Father Clement has taken the young reiver in hand, and he fears a hundred devils as little as I do a flock of geese.”

    The Fair Maid of Perth

  • For long periods between the 13th and 17th centuries, the borders were practically lawless, as the "border reiver" families of Scotland and England raided each other and the two countries 'armies battled for dominance.

    English Border Town Yearns to Return to Scotland

  • I have mentioned in one of my previous diaries that in the ancient language (most likely arameic) Hebrew means - the person who lives on this side of the river and Arab - a person who lives on that side of the reiver.

    Lebanon Winners and Losers and The Future of Warfare.

  • Mary Forster Forster Forrester, Foster was another one of the large Borderland reiver families.

    First Man

  • Finally, Cole functions as the Erl-Konig, the child-stealing Faerie reiver.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • For reiver and bereaved alike break the root of the jasmine flower, and spit upon the Evening Star.

    The Plumed Serpent

  • Wesley was a man and a known reiver, and therefore his actions had not been unexpected—unnatural.

    Tempted by Your Touch

  • Not as full of bluster as Red Rowan, Lord Maxwell was nevertheless a border reiver of the same caliber.

    Tempted by Your Touch

  • Robert had heard of Wesley—he was making a name for himself as something of a slippery reiver.

    Tempted by Your Touch


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