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  • verb Present participle of reive.


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  • Many observers also noted the continuous and numerous cattle raids, known as "reiving," that occurred back and forth across the borders.

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  • These people pillaged, plundered, and raided one another as a way of life they called "reiving."

    Crime and Law

  • Clans frequently sent bands “reiving” or preying on their neighbors.

    ‘War on the Run’

  • Crabbe, some other day I will tell you how, and also how long these bottles were concealed under ground, to save them from the reiving

    The Fair Maid of Perth

  • The border people pillaged, plundered, and raided one another as way of life they called "reiving."

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  • In the face of the threat this lifestyle posed for social order, border inhabitants devised an overarching set of customary rules called the Leges Marchiarum to regulate the reiving system.

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  • Ye needna ask whae Rob Roy is, the reiving lifter that he is — God forgie me!

    Rob Roy

  • To wild Western shores and rich reiving, Where three kings ruled in Hel's harsh realm.

    The Skrayling Tree

  • Outlawed from Kiev he'd returned to the reiving trade of his forefathers more from necessity than romance.

    The Skrayling Tree

  • There was much talk of truce, but neither clan would stop their reiving and killing without pledges.

    Tempted by Your Touch


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