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REBOU'ND. n. s. [from the verb.) The RE'BUS. 1, s. (rebus, Latin.] A word re
act of flying back in consequence of mo- presented by a picture. tion resisted; resilition.
Some citizens, wanting arms, have coined I do feel,
themselves certain devices alluding to their By the rebound of yours, a grief that shoots names, which we call rebus. Master Jugge the My very heart.
printer, in many of his books, took, to express if you strike a ball side!ong, not full upon the his name, a nightingale sitting in a bush with a surface, the rebound will be as much the con
scrole in her mouth, wherein was written jogge, trary way; whether there be any such resili- jugge, jugge.
Peacbzira ence in echoes may be tried.
Bacon. To REBU'T. V. n. [rebuter, French.) To The weapon with unerring fury flew, At his left shoulder aim'd: nor entrance found;
retire back. Obsolete. But back, as from a rock, with swift rebound
Themselves too rudely rigorous, Harmless return d.
Astonied with the stroke of their own hand, REBU'FF. n. s. [rebuffade, French; rebuffo,
Do back rebut, and each to other yielded land.
Speauset. Italian.) Repercussion ; quick and sud- REBU'TTER. n. s. An answer to a reden resistance.
joinder. By ill chance The strong rebuff of some tumultuous cloud,
TO RECA'Ll. v. a. (re and call.] To Instinct with tire and nitre, hurried him
call back; to call again; to revoke. As many miles aloft.
They who recal the church unto that which To REBU'FF. v. a. (from the noun.] To was at the first, must set bounds unto their
Hooker, beat back; to oppose with sudden vio
If Henry were recall d to life again, lence.
These news would cause him once more yield T. REBU'ILD. v. a. [re and build.] To the ghost.
Sbaespear:. reedify ; to restore from demolition; to Neglected long, she let the secret rest, repair.
Till love recall d it to her lab'ring breast. Dryd. The fines imposed there were the more ques
It is strange the soul should never once real tioned and repined against, because they were over any of its pure native ideas, before it bor. assigned to the rebuilding and repairing of St.
rowed any thing from the body; never any other Paul's church.
derive their original from that union.
Loke. Fine is the secret, delicate the art, To raise the shades of heroes to our view,
To the churches, wherein they were ordainRebuild fallin empires, and old time renew.
ed, they might of right be recalled as to their
Tickel. proper church, under pain of excommunication. REBU'R ABLE. adj. [from rebuke.) Wor
Aylife. thy of reprehension.
It is necessary to recall to the reader's mind,
the desire Ulysses has to reach his own country. Rebukable
Breme. And worthy shameful check it were, to stand If princes, whose dominions lie contiguous,
On mere mechanick compliment. Shakspeare. be forced to draw from those armies which act T. REBUʼKE. v. a. [reboucher, French.]
against France, we must hourly expect having To chide; to reprehend ; to repress by
those troops recalled, which they now leave with us in the midst of a siege.
Lam asham'd; does not the stone rebuke me, RECA'LL. 1. s. [from the verb.) ReroFor being more stone than it?
cation ; act or power of calling back. He was rebuked for his iniquity; the dumb
Other decrees ass, speaking with man's voice, forbad the mad- Against thee are gone forth without recs!l. ness of the prophet. 2 Peter.
Milisa. The proud he tam'd, the penitent he cheerd, 'Tis done, and since 't is done, 't is past real; Nor to rebuke the rich offender fear'd. Dryden. And since it is past recai, must be forgotten. REBU'K E. n. s.
Drsals. no s. [from the verb.) 1. Reprehension; chiding expression ; ob
TO RECANT. v. a. (recanto, Latin.) To jurgation.
retract; to recall; to contradict what Why bear you these rebukes, and answer not?
one has once said or done.
He shall do this, or else I do recant
The pardon that I late pronounced. Sbakspeare. Rebuke and dread correction wait on us,
How soon would ease recant And they shall do their office.
Vows made in pain as violent and void? Miller, Thy rebuske hath broken my heart. Psalms. To ReCA'NT. v.n. To revoke a position;
The rebukes and chiding to children should be in grave and dispassionate words.
to unsay what has been said.
If it be thought that the praise of a transla
rion consists in adding new beauties, I shall be Swear like a lord ?
willing to recant. Should vice expect to 'scape rebuke,
D-;dea. Because its owner is a duke?
That the legislature should have power to Swift.
change the succession, whenever the necessities 2. In low language, it signifies any kind of
of the kingdom require, is so useful towards check.
preserving our religion and liberty, that I know He gave him so terrible a rebuke upon the not how to recant. forehead with his heel, that he laid him at his RecantA'TION. n. s. [from recant.] Re length.
L'Estrange. REBU'KER. n. s. [from rebuke.] A chider;
tractation ; declaration contradictory to a reprchender.
a former declaration. The revolters are profound to make slaughter,
She could not see means to join this recant.ro though I have been a rebuker of them. Hosca.
tion to the former vow.
Swifi. The poor man was imprisoned for this disco- fit vessels, both for the receipt and delivery of very, and forced to make a public recantation. whatsoever spiritual perfection. Hooker.
Stilling fleet. s. Reception; welconie. RECA'NTER. 1. s. [from recant.] One The same words in my lady Philoclea's mouth who recants.
might have had a better grace, and perchance The publick body, which doth seldom
have found a gentler receipt.
Sidney. Play the recanter, feeling in itself
Jove requite, A lack of Timon's aid, hath sense withal
And all th' immortal Gods, with that delight Of its own fall, restraining aid to Timon. Shaks. Thou most desir'st, thy kind receite of me; TO RECAPITULATE. v. a. [recapituler,
Of friend, to humane hospitality. Chapman. French; re and capitulum, Latin.] To 6. [from recipe.] Prescription of ingrerepeat the sum of a former discourse. dients for any composition.
On's bed of death Hylobares judiciously and resentingly recapitulates your main reasonings.
Many receipts he gave me, chiefly one
Of his old experience th' only darling. Sbaksp. because mankind is not more liable to deceit,
I'll teach him a receipt to make than it is willing to continue in a pleasing error.
Words that weep, and tears that speak. Cowley. Dryden.
That Medea could make old men young again, RECAPITULA'TION. n. s. [from recapitu
was nothing else, but that, from knowledge of
simples, she had a receipt to make white hair late.] Distinct repetition of the princi- black.
Brown. pal points.
Wise leeches will not vain receipts obtrude, He maketh a recapitulation of the christian While growing pains pronounce the humours churches; among the rest he addeth the isle of
Dryden. Eden by name.
Raleigh. Some dryly plain, without invention's aid, Instead of raising any particular uses from the Write dull receipts how poems may be made. point that has been delivered, let us make a
Pope. brief recapitulation of the whole. South. Scribonius found the receipt in a letter wrote RECAPITULATOR Y. adj. [from recapitu- to Tiberius, and was never able to procure the late.] Repeating again.
receipt during the emperor's life. Arbutbnot. Recapitulatory exercises. Garretson. RECEI'VABLE. adj. (recevable, French ; TO RECA'RRY. v. a. [re and carry.) To from receive.] Capable of being recarry back,
Dict. When the Turks besieged Malta or Rhodes, TO RECEIVE. v. a. [recevoir, French ; pigeons carried and recarried letters. Walton. TO RECE'de, v.n. (recedo, Latin.]
recipio, Latin.] 1. To fall back; to retreat.
1. To take or obtain any thing as ue. A deaf noise of sounds that never cease,
If by this crime he owes the law his life, Confus'd and chiding, like the hollow roar
Why, let the war receive't in valiant gore.
Sbakspeare. Of tides, receding from th' insulted shore. Dryd. A certain nobleman went into a far country,
Ye doubts and fears!
to receive for himself a kingdom, and return.
Luke. Prior. All bodies, moved circularly, have a perpetual
2. To take or obtain from another, wheendeavour to recede from the centre, and every ther good or evil. moment would fly out in right lines, if they Though I should receive a thousand shekels were not violently restrained by contiguous
of silver in mine hand, yet would I not put forth matter.
mine hand against the king's son. 2 Sam. 2. To desist; to relax any claim.
What? shall we receive good at the hands of I can be content to recede much from my own
God, and shall we not receive evil? Job. interests and personal rights.
To them hast thou poured a drink-offering ?
should I receive comfort in these? Isaiab. They hoped that their
general assembly would be persuaded to depart from some of their de- He that doeth wrong shall receive for the mands; but that, for the present, they had noc
wrong done; and there is no respect of persons. authority to recede from any one proposition.
Put all in writing that thou givest out and receivest in.
Ecclesiasticus. Recei'Pt. n. s. [receptum, Latin.] 1. The act of receiving.
They lived with the friendship and equality
of brethren; received no laws from one another, Villain, thou did'st deny the gold's receipt, but lived separately.
Locke. And told me of a mistress.
Draw general conclusions from every particubefore the patient's spirits be overheated.
lar they meet with: these make little true beThe joy of a monarch for the news of a victory
nefit of history: nay, being of forward and ac
tive spirits, receive more harm by it. Locke. must not be expressed like the ecstasy of a har
The idea of solidity we receive by our touch. lequin, on the receipt of a letter from his mis
Dryden. 2. The place of receiving.
The same inability will every one find, who shall
go about to fashion in his understanding Jesus saw Matthew sitting at the receipt of any simple idea, not received in by his senses or custom.
Locke. 3. [recepte, French.) A note given, by To conceive the ideas we receive from sensa
which money is acknowledged to have tion, consider them, in reference to the different been received.
ways, whereby they make their approaches to our minds.
Locke. 4. Reception ; admission.
It is of things heavenly an universal declara- 4. To embrace intellectually. tion, working in them, whose hearts God inspir- We have set it down as a law, to examine eth with the due consideration thereof, an habit things to the bottom, and not to receive upon or disposition of mind, whereby they are made credit, or reject upon improbabilities. Bacor.
In an equal indifferency for all truth; I mean If one third of the money in trade were boek the receiving it, in the love of it, as truth; and ed up, land-holders must receive one third less in the examination pf our principles, and not for their goods; a less quantity of money by one receiving any for such, till we are fully convinced third being to be distributed amongst an equal of their certainty, consists the freedom of the number of receivers.
Wood's halfpence will be offered for six a 3. To allow.
penny, and the necessary receivers will be losers Long received custom forbidding them to do as of two thirds in their pay.
Suift. they did, there was no excuse to justify their 3. An officer appointed to receive pubiick act; unless, in the scripture, they could shew
money. some law that did licence them thus to break a
There is a receiver, who alone handleth the received custom.
ment. two, And us'd their very daggers, that they have
The signification and sense of the sacrament don't?
dispose the spirit of the receiver to admit the -Who dares receive it other? Sbakspeare. grace of the spirit of God there consigned. Lest any should think that any thing in this
Taylor. sumber eight creates the diapason; this com- s. One who co-operates with a robber, by putation of eight is rather a thing received, than taking the goods which he steals. any true computation.
Bacon. This is a great cause of the maintenance of 6. To admit.
thieves, knowing their receivers always ready; When they came to Jerusalem, they were re- for were there no receivers, there would be no eived of the church.
Spenset. Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and 6. The vessel into which spirits are emite afterward receive me to glory. Psalms. ted from the still.
Let her be shut out from the camp seven days, These liquors, which the wide receiver fill, and after that received in again. Numbers. Prepar'd with labour, and refin'd with skill,
Free converse with persons of different sects Another course to distant parts begin. will enlarge our charity towards others, and in
Blackmore. cline us to receive them into all the degrees of Alkaline spirits run in veins down the sides of unity and affection, which the word of God re
the receiver in distillations, which will not take quires. Watts.
Arbutback. 7. To take as into a vessel.
7. The vessel of the air-pump, out of He was taken up, and a cloud received him a
which the air is drawn, and which thereout of their sight.
Acts. 8. To take into a place or state.
fore receives any body on which experiAfter the Lord had spoken, he was received
ments are tried. up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of
The air that in exhausted receivers of airGod.
pumps is exhaled from minerals, is as true as to 9. To conceive in the mind; to take intel
elasticity and density or rarefaction, as that we respire in.
TO RECE'LEBRATE. v. a. (re and celeTo one of your receiving, Enough is shewn.
brate.] To celebrate anew. 10. To entertain as a guest.
French air and English verse here wedded lie:
Who did this knot compose, Abundance fit to honour, and receive
Again hath brought the lilly to the rose; Our heav'nly stranger.
And with their chained dance, Recei'VEDNESS. n. s. [from received.) Recelebrates the joyful match.
Ben Jensen General allowance.
RECENCY. n. s. [recens, Lat.] Newness ; Others will, upon account of the receivedness
new state. of the proposed opinion, think it rather worth to
A scirrhus in its recency, whilst it is in its aufbe examined, than acquiesced in. Boyle. ment, requireth milder applications than the RECEIVER. n. s. [receveur, Fr. from re
RECE'Nsron. n. s. [recensio, Lat.) Enu1. One to whom any thing is communi.
meration ; review. cated by another.
In this recension of monthly flowers, it is to be all the learnings that his time could make
understood from its first appearing to its final him receiver of, he took as we do air. Sbakspo
Evely. She from whose influence all impression came,
RE'CENT. adj. [recens, Latin.) But by receivers impotencies lame. Donne, 1. New; not of long existence.
What was so mercifully designed, might have The ancients were of opinion, that those parts been improved by the humble and diligent re- where Egypt now is were formerly sea, and that ceivers unto their greatest advantages.
a considerable portion of that country was ree
Hammond, cent, and formed out of the mud discharged into 2. One to whom any thing is given or the neighbouring sea by the Nile. Woodward. paid.
2. Late; not antique. In all works of liberality, something more is Among all the great and worthy persons whereto be considered, besides the occasion of the of the memory remaineth, either ancient or regivers; and that is the occasion of the receivers.
cent, there is not one chat hath been transported Spratt. to the mad degree of love.
Bacar. Gratitude is a virtue, disposing the mind to an 3. Fresh; not long dismissed, released, or inward sense, and an outward acknowledgement parted from of a benefit received, together with a readiness
Ulysses moves, to return the same, as the occasions of the doer Urg'd on by want, and recent from the storms, shall requue, and the abilities of the receiver ex- The brackish ouze his inanly grace deforms tend to Sovib,
RECENTLY. adv. [from recent.] Newly; without thinking on the hand chat first poured it freshly.
out, and made a proper channel for its reception. Those tubes, which are most recently made of
Addison fluids, are most flexible and inost easily length- 6. Treatment at first coming; welcome; ened.
Arbuthnot. entertainment. RE'CENTNESS. n. s. [from recent.] New
This succession of so many powerful methods
being farther prescribed by God, have found so ness; freshness.
discouraging a reception, that nothing but the This inference of the recentness of mankind
violence of storming or battery can pretend to from the recentness of these apotheoses of gentile
Hammonda deities, seems too weak to bear up this supposition of the novitas humani generis.
Pretending to consult
About the great reception of their king, RECE'PTACLE. n. s. (receptaculum, Lat.]
Thither to come.
Milton A vessel or place into which any thing
7. Opinion generally admitted. is received. This had formerly the ac
Philosophers, who have quitted the popular
doctrines of their countries, have fallen into as cent on the first syllable. When the sharpness of death was overcome,
extravagant opinions, as even common reception countenanced.
Locke. he then opened heaven, as well to believing Genciles as Jews: heaven till then was no receptacle 8. Recovery. Not in use. to the souls of either.
He was right glad of the French king's recepe The county of Tipperary, the only county Rece'ptive. adj. [receptus, Lat.] Have
tion of those towns from Maximilian. Bacon. palatine in Ireland, is by abuse of some bad ones made a receptacle to rob the rest of the counties ing the quality of admitting what is about it.
Spenser. communicated. As in a vault, an ancient receptacle,
The soul being, as it is active, perfected by Where for these many hundred years, the bones love of that infinite good, shall, as it is receptive, Of all my buried ancestors are packt. Sbaksp. be also perfected with those supernatural pas
The eye of the soul, or receptacle of sapience sions of joy, peace, and delight. Hooker. and divine knowledge.
Raleigh. To advance the spiritual concerns of all that Lest paradise a receptacle prove
could in any kind become receptive of the good To spirits foul, and all my trees their prey: he meant them, was his unlimited designment Milton. and endeavour.
Fell. Their intelligence, put in at the top of the The pretended first matter is capable of all horn, shall convey it into a little receptacle at the forms, and the imaginary space is receptive of all bottom. Addison, bodies.
Glanville, These are conveniences to private persons; RECE'PTORY. adj. [receptus, Lat.] Geneinstead of being receptacles for the truly poor, they tempt men to precend poverty, in order to
rally, or popularly admitted. share the advantages.
Although therein be contained many excellent Though the supply from this great receptacle
things, and verified upon his own experience, yet below be continual and alike to all the globe;
are there many also receptory, and will not endure the test.
Brown. yet when it arrives near the surface, where the heat is not so uniform, it is subject to vicissie RECE'ss. n. s. [recessus, Latin.] tudes.
Woodward. 1. Retirement ; retreat ; withdrawing ; seRECEPTIBILITY. n. s. [receptus, Lat.)
What tumults could not do, an army must's Possibility of receiving.
my recess hath given them confidence that I may The peripatetick matter is a pure unactuato
King Charles. ed power; and this conceited vacuum a mere Fair Thames she haunts, and ev'ry neighb'ring receptibility.
grove, Receptúry. n. s. [receptus, Latin.] Sacred to soft recess and gentle love. Prior. Thing received. Not in use.
2. Departure. They, which behold the present state of We come into the world, and know not how; things, cannot condemn our sober enquiries in we live in it in a self-nescience, and go hence the doubtful appertenancies of arts and recep- again, and are as ignorant of our recess. Glanv. taries of philosophy.
3. Place of retirement; place of secrecy; RECE'PTION. n.s. (receptus, Latin.] private abode. 1. The act of receiving.
This happy place, our sweet Both serve completely for the reception and
Recess, and only consolation left. Milton. communication of learned knowledge. Holder. The deep recesses of the grove he gain'd. In this animal are found parts official unto
Dryden. nutrition, which were its aliinent the empty
I wish that a crowd of bad writers do not rush reception of air, provisions had been superfluous. into the quiet of your recesses. Dryden.
Brown. 4. [recez, Fr.] Perhaps an abstract of the 2. The state of being received.
proceedings of an imperial diet. Causes, according still
In che imperial chamber, the proctors have a To the reception of their matter, act;
Aorin taxed and allowed them for every substanNot to th' extent of their own sphere. Milton.
Ayliffe. 3. Admission of any thing communicated. 5. Departure into privacy.
In some animals, the avenues, provided by na- The great seraphick lords and cherubim, ture for the reception of sensations, are few, and In close recess, and secret conclave sat. Milton. the perception they are received with obscure In the recess of the jury, they are to consider and dull, Locke. their evidence.
Hale. 4. Readmission.
6. Remission or suspension of any proceAll hope is lost
dure. Of my reception into grace.
Milton. On both sides they made rathet a kind of re5. The act of containing.
cess than a breach of treaty, and concluded upon I cannot survey this world of fluid matter,
I conceived this parliament would find work, cal preparation, ceases to be nutritive; and after with convenient recesses, for the first three years. all the labours of the alembeck, leaves in the
King Gbarles. recipient a fretting corrosive. Decay of Piety. 7. Removal to distance.
RECI PROCAL. adj. [reciprocus, Lat. re• Whatsoever sign the sun possessed, whose re- ciproque, French.] cess or vicinity defineth the quarters of the year, 1. Acting in vicissitude; alternate. those of our seasons were actually existent.
Corruption is reciprocal to generation; and Brown.
they two are as nature's two boundaries, and 8. Privacy; secrecy of abode.
guides to life and death.
Bacen. Good verse, recess and solitude requires;
What if that light, And ease from cares, and undisturb’d desires.Dry. To the terrestrial moon be as a star, 9. Secret part.
Enlight’ning her by day, as she by night, In their mysteries, and most secret recesses, and This earth? reciprocal, if land be there, adyta of their religion, their heathen priests be- Fields and inhabitants.
Milton trayed and led their votaries into all the most 2. Mutual; done by each to each. horrid unnatural sins.
Hammond. Where there's no hope of a reciprocal aid, Every seholar should acquaint himself with a there can be no reason for the mutual obliga. superficial scheme of all the sciences, yet there tion.
L'Estrange is no necessity for every man of learning to en- In reciprocal duties, the failure on one side
ter into their difficulties and deep recesses. Watts. justifies not a failure on the other, Clariss, Rece'ssion. n. s. [recessio, Lat.] The act 3. Mutually interchangeable. of retreating.
These two rules will render a definition recie To RECHA'NGE. v. a. [rechanger, Fr. re
procal with the thing detined; which, in the and change.). To change again.
schools, signifies, that the definition may be used
Watts. Those endued with foresight, work with faci
in the place of the thing defined. lity; others are perpetually changing and re
4. In geometry, reciprocal proportion is, changing their work,
Dryder, when, in four numbers, the fourth numTO RECHARGE. v. a. [recharger, Fr. re
ber is so much lesser than the second, as and charge.]
the third is greater than the first, and 1. To accuse in return.
Harris, The fault that we find with them is, that According to the laws of motion, if the buik they overmuch abridge the church of her power and activity of aliment and medicines are in rr in these things: whereupon they recharge us, as ciprocal proportion, the effect will be the same. it in these things we gave the church a liberty,
Arbutbalist which hath no limits or bounds. Hooker. Reci'PROCALLY. adv. [from reciprocal.] 2. To attack anew.
Mutually; interchangeably. They charge, recharge, and all along the sea
'His mind and place They drive, and squander the huge Belgian flect. Infecting one another reciprocally. Sbakspeari.
Dryden. Make the bodies appear enlightened by the RECHEA'T. n. s. Among hunters, a lesson shadows which bound the sight, which cause k
which the huntsman winds on the horn, to repose for some space of time; and reciprowhen the hounds have lost their game,
cally the shadows may be made sensible by ene
Dryden. to call them back from pursuing a coun.
lightening your ground.
Bailey. an inch, the water will rise to the height of about That a woman conceived me, I thank her; but
an inch; and if the distance be greater or less a that I will have a reibeat winded in my forehead,
any proportion, the height will be reciprocally or hang my bugle in an invisible baldrick, all wo
proportional to the distance very nearly: for the men shall pardon me.
Sbakspeare. attractive force of the glasses is the same, when RECIDIVA'TION. n. s. [recidivus, Latin.)
ther the distance between them be greater of Backsliding; falling again.
less; and the weight of the water drawn up is the Our renewed obedience is still most indispen
same, if the height of it be reciprocally proportional to the height of the glasses.
Neutus. sably required, though mixed with nuch of weakness, frailties, recidivations, to make us ca.
Those two particles do reciprocally affect each
other with the same force and vigour, as they pable of pardon.
would do at the same distance in any other sitesRecidi'vous. adj. [recidivus, Lat.) Sub
Beatí. ject to fall again.
RECIPROCALNESS. n. s. (from reciproRECIPE. n. s. [recipe, Latin ; the term
cal.] Mutual return ; alternateness. used by physicians, when they direct in
The reciprocalness of the injury ought to alla gredients.] A medical prescription. the displeasure at it.
Decay of Piaty I should enjoin you travel; for absence doth To RECIPROCATE. v. n. [reciprocus, Lat. in a kind remove the cause, and ariswers the
reciproquer, Fr.] To act interchangeably, physician's first recipe, vomiting and purging;
to alternate. but this would be too harsh.
Suckling Th' apothecary train is wholly blind;
One brawny smith the puffing bellows plies, From files a random recipe they take,
And draws and blow's reciprocating air. Dryden And many deaths of one prescription make. Dry.
From whence the quick reciprocating breath,
The lobe adhesive, and the sweat of death. Seard RECIPIENT. 1. so [recipiens, Latin.] RECIPROCATION. n.s. (reciprocatio, fron 1. The receiver ; that to which any thing
reciprocus, Lat.] Alternation; action in. is communicated.
terchanged. Though the images, or whatever else is the cause of sense, may be alike as from the object,
Bodies may be altered by heat, and yet no yet may the representations be varied according
such reciprocation of rarefaction, condensatici, to the nature of the recipient.
Bacse. Glanville. 2. The vessel into which spirits are driven
That Aristotle drowned himself in Euripus, as by the still.
despairing to resolve the cause of its racipro.de
tion or ebb and flow seven times a day, is geneThe form of sound words, dissolved by chymi