reest

reest1
/reest/, v.t. Scot. and North Eng.
to cure, smoke, or dry (meat or fish).
[1500-10; perh. < Scand; cf. Dan, Norw riste to roast]
reest2
/reest/, v.i. Scot. and North Eng.
(of a horse) to stop or refuse to go; balk.
Also, reist.
[1780-90; dial. var. of REST1]

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