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Mar 15, 2022
This week’s theme
You guess the words

This week’s words
antre
reeve
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--l--
--e--

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reeve

PRONUNCIATION:
(reev)

MEANING:
verb tr.: To pass (a rope or the like) through.
noun: A local official.

ETYMOLOGY:
For verb: Of uncertain origin. Earliest documented use: 1600.
For noun: From Old English gerefa (high official). Earliest documented use: before the 12th century.

USAGE:
“Bill and his crew were reeving new cordage to replace the ropes stretched and frayed by the enormous pressures encountered during the recent storm.”
Robert J. Joseph; Worlds Apart; FriesenPress; 2020.

“His father ran a sod farm and served as a reeve on the local council.”
Jonny Wakefield; Glitter Eggs & Toy Guns; Edmonton Journal (Canada); Aug 15, 2020.

See more usage examples of reeve in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you. -Ruth Bader Ginsburg, US Supreme Court justice (15 Mar 1933-2020)

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