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British pronunciation/ɹˈiːd/
American pronunciation/ˈɹid/
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a thin strip of metal or cane, sometimes paired, which resonates when air is blown toward it and produces a sound in a musical instrument

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a musical instrument that sounds by means of a vibrating reed

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a tall grass-like plant that grows in water or near it

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United States physician who proved that yellow fever is transmitted by mosquitoes (1851-1902)

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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)

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a decorative vertical groove or rib, often found on columns, pilasters, or other architectural elements, resembling the stem of a reed plant and providing visual interest and texture to the surface

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Ancient scribes in Egypt used reed pens to write hieroglyphics on papyrus scrolls, showcasing the durability and versatility of this writing tool.
Modern calligraphers sometimes use reed pens to achieve unique line variations and textures in their lettering, adding a touch of authenticity and tradition to their work.
The hobbyist writer crafted her own reed pen using materials from her backyard, enjoying the connection to ancient writing techniques as she composed poetry on handmade notebooks.
The artist experimented with a reed pen and homemade ink to create rustic illustrations on handmade paper, embracing the organic textures and imperfections of the materials.
When my friend kept making promises but failing to follow through, I reminded him that good words without deeds are rushes and reeds.
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