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1. English history the local representative of the king in a shire (under the ealdorman) until the early 11th century
2. (in medieval England) a manorial steward who supervised the daily affairs of the manor: often a villein elected by his fellows
3. Canadian government (in certain provinces) a president of a local council, esp in a rural area
4. (formerly) a minor local official in any of several parts of England and the US

reeve

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the female of the ruff (the bird)
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

reeve

[rēv]
(naval architecture)
To pass a rope through a hole or opening in a block, ringbolt, or similar device.
To fasten something by passing a rope or line through or around it.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Resabal said there are no known sources nor studies on REEs and their research shows that these valuable metals can finally be found in the Philippines.
These procedures are difficult and time consuming and make REEs much more expensive than other minerals.
Gavin Rees' father Michael Rees described the incident as "very traumatic" and recalled a "very chaotic" scene.
"I feel quite disappointed why he feels the need to attack me," (http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0003/21/lkl.00.html) Rees said of Al Fayed's father.
One thing is certain, Gethin is in no mood to step aside and allow Rees to make a voluntary defence.
The best was reserved for last when a long-range attack launched by Lee Rees gave scrum-half Rhodri Williams the chance to outstrip everyone.
In addition, Rees has done pro bono legal work for the National Cartoonists Society for nearly a decade.
Starting XV v Market Bosworth: Jones; A Williams, Reed, Dutton, Holmes; Cull, Thomas; Pearman, R Williams, Kendrick, Tarbuck, Tapelfoa, Prosser- Shaw, Munro, Rees. 2nd half: Hill; Jones, Reed, Peacock, A Williams; Glackin, Thomas; Pearman, C Southwell, Rimmer, Simpson , Tapelfoa, Critchley , G Southwell, Tarbuck.
Rees is just one of several UN-affiliated individuals who have criticized the organization for facilitating the sexual abuse of young, impoverished women trapped in Bosnia's criminal underworld.
Jeffrey Shepherd, 45, accepts punching dad of one Gavin Rees to the head but denies manslaughter, claiming he was acting in selfdefence, and he is currently on trial at Cardiff Crown Court.
Jeffrey Shepherd, 45, accepts punching dad of one Gavin Rees to the head but denies manslaughter, claiming he was acting in self-defence, and he is currently on trial at Cardiff Crown Court.