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REEVE. The name of an ancient English officer of justice, inferior in rank to an alderman.
     2. He was a ministerial officer, appointed to execute process, keep the king's peace, and put the laws in execution. He witnessed all contracts and bargains; brought offenders to justice, and delivered them to punishment; took bail for such as were to appear at the county court, and presided at the court or folcmote[?]. He was also called gerefa.
     3. There were several kinds of reeves as the shire-gerefa, shire-reeve or sheriff; the heh-gerefa, or high-sheriff, tithing-reeve, burgh or borough-reeve.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Vannie Joy Resabal, these REEs are 'widely used in high-technology, clean energy and emerging technology applications, and are amongst the critical raw materials classified by the European Commission and the US Department of Energy.' Through the funding and support from the Department of Science and Technology - Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD), the researchers were able to successfully extract REEs from the CFAs they analyzed.
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The largest REE mine in the world near Baotou, China, has had severe problems with air and water pollution, as well as damage to the land from acids used in the extraction of REEs from their ores.
Despite Ree's awareness of the danger in asking questions to facilitate her quest for Jessup, she disregards the risk and embarks on a trek through Dolly territory to prevent her family from becoming "dogs in the fields with Beelzebub scratchin' out tunes".
Judge Eleri Rees discharged Mr Shepherd and thanked the jury for their work.
Rees was fighting for his life a few rooms over from Princess Diana at Pitie-Salpetriere Hospital in Paris.
The 28-year-old, who defeated Carl Johanneson to claim his title last month, is the No.1 contender to Rees' British lightweight crown after the British Boxing Board of Control put him forward as the Welshman's next opponent.
Rees restored the home lead with an easy penalty before a long pass from wing Lee Rees gave the electric Knight the chance to round the defence for the second home try on the half hour.
said it acquired an exploration license for the Rare Earth Elements (REEs) Aktyuz Ore Field, which surrounds the recently reported acquisitions of the Mining License for the past-producing REEs mine, Kutessay II, and the Kalesay Beryllium deposit in Kyrgyzstan.