From (etyl) (m), (m), (m), from (etyl) . See also (l), (l).
* , a letter, recorded in The History of Scotland (John Hill Burton, 1873), volume 3, page 109:
* Raphael Holinshed, Chronicles :
- The opposition, which, as we shall see, was headed by Archbishop Beaton, protested against the "daily slaughters, murders, reifs , thefts, depredations, and heavy attemptates, that are daily and hourly committed within this realm in fault of justice."
* 1814 , Walter Scott, Waverley :
- meaning to live by reif of other mennes goodes, wherein they have no manner of propertie.
* 1898 , Robert Borland, Border Raids and Reivers , page 42:
- the lawless thieves, limmers, and broken men of the Highlands, had been in fellowship together by reason of their surnames for the committing of divers thefts, reifs , and herships.
- In the year 1567, in the first Parliament of James VI., an important Act was passed, entitled "Anent Theft and Receipt of Theft, Taking of Prisoners by Thieves, or Bands for Ransoms, and Punishment of the same." It relates especially to the thieves and "broken men" [who] commit daily "thefts, ' reifs , herschips, murders, and fire raisings" upon the peaceable subjects of the country.
(South Africa) A strip of oxhide, deprived of hair and made pliable, used for twisting into ropes, etc.