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First published 1968 (SND Vol. VII).

RIEVE, n. A bank of snow, a wreath.Dmf. 1843–45 Trans. Highl. Soc. 49:
It is by the rieves of snow thereby accumulated that his flock is overwhelmed.

[An altered form of Wreath. See V, letter.]

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