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Reed meaning

reed - 14 dictionary results

  1. 1. United States physician who proved that yellow fever is transmitted by mosquitoes ( 1851- 1902)
  2. 2. United States journalist who reported on the October Revolution from Petrograd in 1917; founded the Communist Labor Party in America in 1919; is buried in the Kremlin in Moscow ( 1887- 1920)
  3. 3. Red.
  4. 4. Same as Rede.
  5. 5. The fourth stomach of a ruminant; rennet.
  6. 6. A name given to many tall and coarse grasses or grasslike plants, and their slender, often jointed, stems, such as the various kinds of bamboo, and especially the common reed of Europe and North America ( Phragmites communis).
  7. 7. An arrow, as made of a reed.
  8. 8. Straw prepared for thatching a roof.
  9. 9. A small piece of cane or wood attached to the mouthpiece of certain instruments, and set in vibration by the breath. In the clarinet it is a single fiat reed; in the oboe and bassoon it is double, forming a compressed tube.
  10. 10. One of the thin pieces of metal, the vibration of which produce the tones of a melodeon, accordeon, harmonium, or seraphine; also attached to certain sets or registers of pipes in an organ.
  11. 11. A frame having parallel flat stripe of metal or reed, between which the warp threads pass, set in the swinging lathe or batten of a loom for beating up the weft; a sley. See Batten.
  12. 12. A tube containing the train of powder for igniting the charge in blasting.
  13. 13. Same as Reeding.
  14. 14. Genus of large grasses with hollow jointed stems; anything made of a reed; vibrating tongue of a wind- instrument.

reed - examples of usage

  1. On my return, some time afterwards, I found the reed torn up into the most minute shreds. - "Stories of Animal Sagacity", W.H.G. Kingston.
  2. Some of them ventured to say that it was easier said than done, whereupon the great man swore that he would do it himself without assistance from any one, and getting out a big duck- gun he proceeded to load it with the smallest shot and went down to the reed bed and concealed himself among the bushes at a suitable distance. - "Afoot in England", W.H. Hudson.
  3. " Billy Garrison, Billy Garrison, Billy Garrison," he repeated over and over, shaking Crimmins like a reed. - "Garrison's Finish A Romance of the Race-Course", W. B. M. Ferguson.
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