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Reins

reins

1. The kidneys; also, the region of the kidneys; the loins.

2. The inward impulses; the affections and passions; so called because formerly supposed to have their seat in the part of the body where the kidneys are. My reins rejoice, when thy lips speak right things. (Prov. Xxiii. 16) I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts. (rev. Ii. 23) Reins of a vault, the parts between the crown andd the spring or abutment, including, and having especial reference to, the loading or filling behind the shell of the vault. The reins are to a vault nearly what the haunches are to an arch, and when a vault gives way by thrusting outward, it is because its reins are not sufficiently filled up.

Origin: F. Rein, pl. Reins, fr. L. Ren, pl. Renes.


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... I think that most significant think - it is delay water at the soil espessially by plants roots. So evaporation from land become more large and reins distribution is influenced. Another think that can follow from this delay - it is many relative small and shallow lakes formation at the north ...

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