Reins of a vault(Arch.), the parts between the crown and 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.

(Re`in*sert") v. t. To insert again.

(Re`in*ser"tion) n. The act of reinserting.

(Re`in*spect") v. t. To inspect again.

(Re`in*spec"tion) n. The act of reinspecting.

(Re`in*spire") v. t. To inspire anew. Milton.

(Re`in*spir"it) v. t. To give fresh spirit to.

(Re`in*stall") v. t. [Pref. re- + install: cf. F. réinstaller.] To install again. Milton.

(Re`in*stall"ment) n. A renewed installment.

(Re`in*state") v. t. To place again in possession, or in a former state; to restore to a state from which one had been removed; to instate again; as, to reinstate a king in the possession of the kingdom.

For the just we have said already thet some of them were reinstated in their pristine happiness and felicity.

(Rein"less) a. Not having, or not governed by, reins; hence, not checked or restrained.

(Reins) n. pl. [F. rein, pl. reins, fr. L. ren, pl. renes.]

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.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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