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REV I im really so far gone, as to take pleasure in Revi'l£. n. s. [from the verb.] Rea reveries of this kind.

Pope. proach ; contumely; exprobration. Not To Rive'st. w.a. (revestir, revêtir, Fr.

used, but elegant. reuestio, Lat.)

I heard thee in the garden, and of thy voice 1. To clothe again.

Afraid, being naked, bid myself,—to whom Her, nathless,

The gracious Judge, without revile, reply'd. Th enchanter finding fit for his intents,

Milton. Did thus revest, and deckt with due habiliments. Revi'ler. n. s. [from revile.] One who

Spenser. reviles; one who treats another with When thou of life renewest the seeds,

contumelious terms. The withered fields revest their chearful weeds,

The bitterest revilers are often half witted

W oston. 2. To reinvest; to vest again in a posses. Revi’lingly. adv. (from revile.] oIn


Government of the Tongue. sion or office. REVE'STIARY. N. S. [revestiaire, French;

an opprobrious manner; with con

tumely. from revestio, Lat.] Place where dresses

The love I bear to the civility of expression are reposited.

will not suffer me to be revilingly broad. The effectual power of words the Pythago

Maine. reans extolled; the impious Jews ascribed all Revi'sAL. n. s. [from revise.] Review; miracles to a name, which was ingraved in the

re-examination. revestiary of the temple.


The revisal of these letters has been a kind of Revi'ction. To so [revictum, Latin.] examination of conscience to me; so fairly and Return to life.

faithfully have I set down in them the undiss If the Rabines prophecy succeed, we shall con- guised state of the mind.

· Popen clude the days of the phenix, not in its own, but TÖ REVI'SE. v.a. [revisus, Latin.] To in the last and general flames, without all hope of

review ; to overlook. reviction.

Brown. To Revi'ctual. v. a. [re and victual.]

Lintot will think your price too much; To stock with victuals again.

Not, sir, if you revise it, and retouch.

Revi'se. n. s. [from the verb.) It hath been objected, that I put into Ireland, and spent much time there, taking care to re

1. Review ; re-examination.

The author is to be excused, who never, in victual myself, and none of the rest. Raleigb.

regard to his eyes and other impediments, gives TO REVIEW. v. a. [re and view.] himself the trouble of corrections and revises. 1. To look back.

Boyle. So swift he flies, that his reviewing eye 2. Among printers, a second proof of a Has lost the chasers, and his ear the cry. Denb. sheet corrected. 2. To see again.

His sending them sheet by sheet when print I shall review Sicilia; for whose sight

ed, and surveying the revises.

Fella I have a woman's longing. Sbakspeare. Revi'ser. n. s. (reviseur, Fr. from re2. To consider over again ; to re-exanine. vise.) Examiner ; superintendant.

Segrais says, that the Æneis is an imperfect Revision. n. s. [revision, Fr. from rework, and that death prevented the divine poet from reviewing it; and, for that reason he had

vise.] Review. condemned it to the fire.

To Revi'sit.

v.a. [revisiter, Fr, reviso, 4. To retrace.

revisito, Latin.) To visit again.
Shall I the long laborious scene review,

Thee I revisit safe,
And open all the wounds of Greece anew? And feel thy sov'reign vital lamp; but thou

Revisit'st not these eyes, that rowl in vain,
S: To survey; to overlook; to examine. To find thy piercing ray, and find no dawn.
REVIE'w.n.s. (reveuë, French ; from the


Let the pale sire revisit Thebes, and bear verb.) Survey ; re-examination.

These pleasing orders to the tyrant's ear. Pope. He with great indifference considered his reviews and subsequent editions. Fell

. REVIVAL. n. s. [from revive.] Recall We make a general review of the whole from a state of languor, oblivion, or work, and a general review of nature; that, by obscurity; recall to life. comparing them, their full correspondency may TO REVIJE. v.n. [revivre, Fr. revivos appear.

Burnet. The works of nature will hear a thousand

Latin.) views and reviews; the more narrowly we look

1. To return to life. into them, the more occasion we shall have to The Lord heard Elijah, and the soul of the admire.

Atterbury. child came unto him again, and he revived. TO REVI'LE. v. a. [re and vile ] To

1 Kings.

So he dies; reproach ; to vilify;, to treat with con- But soon revives: death over him no power tumely,

Milton. Asked for their pass by every squib, That list at will them to revile or snib. Spenser.

2. To return to vigour or fame; to rise I read in's looks

from languor, oblivion, or obscurity. Mutter against me; and his eye revild

I revive Mcas his abject object.


At this last sight, assur'd that man shall live. Fear not the reproach of men, neither be afraid

Milton, of their revilings.


TO REVI've. V. a. She still beareth him an invincible hatred, re- 1. To bring to life again. silcto him to his face, and raileth at him in all Spot more delicious, than those gardens feign'd companies. Swift. Of reviu'd Adonis.

Nilton. VOL. III.


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2. To raise from languor, insensibility, Mang his patents, and did reoccete or oblivion.

And re-assume his liberalities. Daniel. Noise of arms, or view of martial guise, REVOCA’TION. 1. s. [revocation, Frach; Might not revive desire of knightly exercise. revocatio, Latin.]

Spenser. 1. Act of recalling. 3. To renew; to recollect; to bring back One, that saw the people bent for the monste to the memory

tion of Calvin, gave him notice of their affetics. The memory is the power to revive again in

Hocker. our minds those ideas, which after imprinting 2. State of being recalled. have been laid aside out of sight. Locke.

Elaiana's king commanded Chenandra o tell The mind has a power in many cases to revive him that he had received advice of his roue perceptions, which it has once had. Lucke. tion.

Hocel 4. To quicken; to rouse.

3. Repeal ; reversal. I should revive the soldiers hearts;

A law may cease to be in force, without an sBecause I ever found them as myself. Sbaksp. press revocation of the lawgiver. Wote. When first Æneas in this place beheld,

If a grievance be inflicted on a person, he has Revived his courage, and his fear expellid. appeal; it is not necessary to pray a rcocain

Dryden of such a grievance.
Old Egeus only could revive his son,
Who various changes of the world had known.

TO REVOʻKE. v.a. (revoquer, Fr. revoa,

Latin.) s. To recomfort ; to restore to hope. s. To repeal ; to reverse.

God lighten our eyes, and give us a little re- When we abrogate a law as being ill madi, viving in our bondage.

Ezra, the whole cause for which it was made still re 6. To bring again into notice.

maining, do we not herein reoske our very own He'll use me as he does my betters,

deed, and upbraid ourselves with folly, yea al Publish my life, my will, my letters,

that avere makers of it with oversight and er. Revive the libels born to die,

Hooker. Which Pope must bear as well as I. Swift.

What reason is there, but that those grants

and privileges should be reucket, or reduced to 9. [In chymistry.) To recover from a

the first intention?

Spenset. mixed state.

Without my Aurengzebe I cannot live; Revi ver. n. s. [from revive.] That Reveke his doom, or else my sentence give. which invigorates or revives.

Dryder TO REVIVIFICATE. v.a. (revivifier,

2. To check ; to repress. Fr. re and vivifico, Lat.] To recall to

She strove their sudden rages to revoke,

That at the last suppressing fury mad, life.

They 'gan ahstain.

Spense. Revivification. n.s. (from revivif.

3, To draw back. cate.] The act of recalling to life.

Shame were to revoke As long as an infant is in the womb of its

pa- The forward footing for an hidden shade. Spess. rent, so long are these medicines of revivifica- Seas are troubled, when they do rrotée tion in preparing.

Speciator. Their flowing waves into themselves again. Reviviscency. n. s. [revivisco, revivi.

Devia. scentia, Latin.] Renewal of life. Revo‘KEMENT. 17. s. (from revoke.] Re.

Scripture makes mention of a restitution and vocation ; repeal; recall. Little in use. reviviscency of all things at the end of the world.

Let it be nois'd,

That through our intercession, this res terres
REU’NION. n. s. (reunion, French ; re and And pardon comes.

Sbatur. union.] Return to a state of juncture, To REVO’LT. v. n. (revolier, Fr. revalo cohesion, concord.

tare, Italian. ) She, that should all parts to reunion bow,

1. To fall off from one to another. It She that had all magnetick force alone, To draw and fasten sundred parts in one.

denotes something of plavity or rebelDonne.

lion. To REUNI'TE. v. a. [re and unite.]

All will revolt from me, and turn to him. 1. To join again; to make one whole a


Our discontented counties do resett, second time; to join what is divided. By this match the line of Charles the Great

Our people quarrel with ohedience. SE Was reunited to the crown of France. Sbaksp.

This people hath a revolting and a rebellious

heart; they are revolted and gone. Jerrich 2. To reconciles to make those at vari.

2. To change. Not in use. ance one.

You are already love's firm votary,
To REUNITE. V. n. To cohere again. And cannot soon resolt and change your mind.
REVOCABLE. adj. (revocable, Fr. revo-

Shakers co, revocabilis, Lat.]

RE'volt.11.s. (revolte, French; from the 1. That may be recalled.

verb.) Howsoever you shew bitterness, do not act

1. Desertion; change of sides. any thing that is not revocuble.

Bacon. He was greatly strengthened, and the enemy 2. That may be repealed.

as much enfeebled by daily revolti. Rakigé.

If all our devies are made in Scotland or Iree RE'VOCABLENESS. n. s. [from revoca

land, may not those two parts of the monarchy ble.) The quality of being revocable. be too powerful for the rest, in case of a result? To RE'VOCATE, W. a. (revoco, Lat.) TO recall; to call back.

2. A revolter ; one who changes siden His successor, by order, cutlines

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You ingrate revolts,

To Revoʻmit. v. a. [revomir, French ; You bloody Neros, ripping up the womb

re and vomit.] To vomit; to vomit Of your dear mother England. Slaksp. 3. Gross departure from duty.

again. Your daughter hath made a gross revolt ;

They might cast it up, and take more, vomitTying her duty, beauty, wit, and fortunes

ing and revomiting what they drink.' Hakewill To an extravagant and wheeling stranger. Shaks.

REVU'LSION. n. s. [revulsion, Fr. revulRIVOʻLTED. part. [from revolt.] Having

sus, Lat.] The act of revelling or drawswerved from duty.

ing humours from a remote part of the Thou single hast maintain'd

body. Against revolted multitudes the cause of truth.

Derivation differs from revulsion only in the

Milion. measure of the distance, and the force of the RÉVOʻLTER. n. s. [from revolt.] One

medicines used: if we draw it to some very rewho changes sides ; a deserter ; a rene

mote or contrary part, we call it revulsion ; if

only to some neighbouring place, and by gentle gade.

means, we call it derivation.' Wisemaa." Fair honour that thou dost thy God, in trust- There is a way of revulsion to let blood in an ing

adverse part.

Bacon. He will accept thee to defend his cause,

I had heard of some strange cures of frenzies, A murderer, a revolter, and a robber. Milton. by casual applications of fire to the lower parts,

He was not a revolter from the truth, which which seems reasonable enough, by the violent he had once embraced.

Atterbury: revulsion it may make of humours from the head. Those, who are negligent or revolters, shall

Temple. perish.

Swift. REVU'LSIVE. adj. Having the power of To Revo'lve. V. n. [revolvo, Latin.]

revulsion. s. To roll in a circle ; to perform a revoa

His flux of blood breaking forth again with Jution.

greater violence than it had done before, was not They do not revolve about any common centre. to be stopped by outward applications, nor the Cheyne. revulsives of any kind.

Fell. If the earth revolve thus, each house near the

TO REWARD. v. a. [re and award, to equator must move a thousand miles an bour.


give in return. Skinner.] Each revolving year,

1. To give in return. The teeming ewes a triple offspring bear. Pope. Thou hast rervarded me good, whereas I have

I S. To fall back.

rewarded thee evil.

1 Samuel. On the desertion of an appeal, the jurisdiction

They rewarded me evil for good. Psalms. does ipso jure revolve to the judge a que. Ayliffs. 2. To repay; to recompense for someT. REVO'lve. v.a.

thing good. 1. To roil any thing round.

God recvards those that have made use of the Then in the East hier turn she shines,

single talent, that lowest proportion of grace Revolu'd on heav'n's great axis. Milton. which he is pleased to give; and the method of 2. To consider; to meditate on.

his rewarding is by giving them more grace. You may revolve what tales I told you

Hammond. Of courts, of princes, of the tricks of war,

To judge th' unfaithful dead, but to reward Sbakspeare,

His faithful, and receive them into bliss. Milt. REVOLU’TION. n. s. (revolution, French;

There is no more reason to reward a man for revolutus, Latin.) :

believing that four is more than three, than fot

being hungry or sleepy; because these things do 1. Course of any thing which returns to not proceed from choice, but from natural nethe point at which it began to move. cessity. A man must do so, nor can he do On their orbs impose


Wilkins. Such restless revolution, day by day

The Supreme Being rewards the just, and puRepeated. Milton. nishes the unjust.

Broome, They will be caught the diurnal revolution of REWA'RD. n. s. [from the verb.) the heavens.

Watts. 2. Space measured by some revolution.

1. Recompense given for good performed. At certain revolutions are they brought,

Rewards and punishments do always presupAnd feel hy turns the bitrer change.

pose something willingly done well or 'ill; withe

Milton. Meteors have no more time allowed them for

out which respect, though we may sometimes their mounting, than the short revolution of a

receive good, yet then it is only a benefit, and not a reward,

Hooker. day:

Dryden. The Persian wept over his army, that within

To myself I owe this due regard, the revolution of a single age, nos a man would

Not to make love my gift, but my reward.

Drydena be left alive.

Wake. Men have consented to the immortality of 3. Change in the state of a government or

the soul and the recompenses of another world, country. It is used among us xalxoxoming

promising to themselves some rewards of virtue for the change produced by the admis.

after this life.

Tillotson, sion of king William and queen Mary.

2. It is sometimes used with a mixture of The late revolution, justified by its necessity, irony, for punishment or recompense of and the good it had produced, will be a lasting evil.

Davenants Rewa'RDABLE. adj. [from reward.] 4. Rotation; circular motion.

Worthy of reward. 5. Motion backward.

Mcn's actions are judged, whether in their

own nature rewardable or punishable. Hookers Comes thund'ring back with dreadful revolution The action that is but indifferent, and witha On my defenceless head,

Mikon. out reward, if done only upon our own choice,


is an act of religion, and rewardable by God, If RHETOʻRICAL. adj. (rbetoricus, Latið done in obedience to our superiors. Taylor.

from rbetorick.) Pertaining to rhetoREWA'RDER. n. s. (from reward.] One

rick; oratorial; figurative. that rewards; one that recompenses. The apprehension is so deeply rivetred into

A liberal rewarder of his friends. Sbaksp. my mind, that rbetorical flourishes cannot at all As the Supreme Being is the only proper loosen it.

Mere. judge of our perfections, so is he the only fit re Because Brutus and Cassius met a blackmore, warder of them.


and Pompey had on a dark garment at PharsaIII judges, as well as rewarders, have popular

lia, these were presages of their overthrox, assemblies been, of those who best deserved from

which notwithstanding are scarce rbelorical sethem.


quels; concluding metaphors from realities, and To Rewo'rd. v. a. [re and word.] To from conceptions metaphorical inferring realities repeat in the same words,


Breros Bring me to the test,

The subject may be moral, logical, or rbetert And I the matter will reword; which madness ml, which does not come under our senses. Would gambol from.

Sbakspeare. RHABARBARATE. adj. [from rhabarbara, RHETORICALLY. adv. (from rbetorical.]

Latin.) Impregnated or tinctured with Like an orator; figuratively; with inrhubarb.

tent to move the passions. The salt humours must be evacuated by the To RHETO'RICATE. v. n. [rbetoricor, los sennate, rhabarbarate, and sweet manna purgers, Latin ; from rhetorick.) To play the with acids added, or the purging waters. Floyer.

orator ; to attack the passions. RHA'BDOMANCY. n.s. (paßse and faceva "T'will be much more seasonable to reform, TEIZ.) Divination by a wand.

than apologize or rhetoricate ; not to suffer them. Of peculiar rhabdomancy is that which is used selves to perish in the midst of such solicitations in mineral discoveries, with a forked bazel, to be saved.

Decay of Piety. commonly called Moses's rod, which freely held forth, will stir and play if any mine

be under it

. RhetoriciAN. n. s. [rbetoricien, Fr. Brown.

rhetor, Latin.) RHA'PSODIST.n. s. (from rhapsody.} One

1. One who teaches the science of rheto

rick. who writes without regular dependance of one part upon another.

The ancient sophists and rbetericians, which Ask our sbaprodist, if you have nothing but

ever had young auditors, lived till they were an hundred years old.

Berce. the excellence and loveliness of virtue to preach,

'Tis the business of rbetoricians to treat the and no future rewards or punishments, how

characters of the passions.

Droids. many vicious wretches will you ever reclaim ?


A man may be a very good rbetericiar, and RHA PSODY. 1. s. [galwdice; çantw.

yet at the same time a mean orator. Baker.

2. An orator. Less proper. to sew, and won, a song.) Any number

He play'd at Lions a declaiming prize, of parts joined together, without necessary dependance or natural connection. RHETORICian. adj. Suiting a master of

At which the vanquish'd rhetorician dies. Dr Such a deed, as sweet religion makes


rhetorick. Arbapsody of words. This confusion and rhapsody of difficulties was

Buldly presum'd with rhetoriciar pride, not to be supposed in each single sinner. To hold of my question either side. Blackes.

Hammond. RHEUM. 1. s. [groue; rbeume, French. ] He, that makes no reflexions on what he reads, A thin watery matter oozing through only loads his mind with a rhapsody of cales fit

the glands, chiefly about the mouth. for the entertainment of others.

Locke. The words slide over the ears, and vanish like

Watts. a rhapsody of evening cales.

Trust not these cunning waters of his eyes;

For villainy is not without such a rbesar; RHEIN-BERRY. n. s. [spina cervina, Lat.)

And he, long traded in it, makes it seem Buckthorn, a plant.

Like rivers of remorse.

Séis part RHETORICK. 7.s. (prrogozn; rhetorique, You did void your rbeum upon my beud. French.)

Sbalspeare 1. The act of speaking not merely with Each changing season does its poison bring

Rbeums chill the winter, agues blast the spring. propriety, but with art and elegance.

We could not allow him an orator, who had the best thoughts, and who knew all the rules of RHEU'MATICK. a.lj. (eruatir3; fru. rhetorique, if he had not acquired the art of using rheum.] Proceeding from rheum o them.

Dryden. peccant watery bumour. Of the passions, and how they are moved, The moon, the governess of floods, Aristotle, in his second book of rbetorick, hath Pale in her anger, washes all the air, admirably discoursed in a little compass. Locke. That rbeumatick diseases do abound. Sbalspin

Grammar teacheth us to speak properly, rhea. The blood taken away looked very siz torick instructs to speak elegantly.

Baker. rbeumatick. 2. The power of persuasion; oratory.

RHEU’MATISM. n. s. (pEUPATITHO5; It The heart's still rhetorick, disclos'd with eyes.


matisme, French; rbeumatismus, Latin His sober lips then did he softly part,

A painfal distemper supposed to pie Whence of pure rhetorick whole streains outflow. ceed from acrid humours.

Fairfax. Rheumatism is a distemper affecting chief Enjoy your dear wit and gay rbetorick,

membrana communis musculerum, which Tha hath se well been caught her dazling fence. makes rigid and unfit for mution; and it see".

Ali.don. to be occasioned almost by the same causes

the mucilaginous glands in the joints are reuder- spondence of the last sound of one verse ed stiff and gritty in the gout.

Quincy. to the last sound or syllable of another: The throttling quinsey, 'tis my star appoints, For rhyme the rudder is of verses, And rheumatisms I send to rack the joints. With which like ships they steer their courses. Dryden.

Hudibras. RHEU'MY. adj. [from rbeum.] Full of Such was the news, indeed, but songs and sharp moisture.

rbymes Is Brutus sick ?

Prevail as much in these hard iron times; And will he steal out of his wholesome bed, As would a plump of trembling fowl, that rise To dare the vile contagion of the night?

Against an eagle sousing from the skies. Dryden. Aud tempt the rheumy and unpurged air,

If Cupid throws a single dart,
To add unto his sickness? Sbakspeare. We make him wound the lover's heart;
The south he loos'd, who night and horror But if he takes his bow and quiver,

"T'is sure he must transfix the liver; And fogs are shaken from his flaggy wings: For rbime with reason may dispense, From his divided beard two streams he pours;

And sound bas right to govern sense.

Prior. His head and rbeumy eyes distil in show'rs. 3. Poetry; a poem.

Dryden. All his manly power it did disperse,
RHINOCEROS. n. s. [pur and


As he were warmed with enchanted rbimes, nocerot, French.] A vast beast in the

That oftentimes he quak'd.

Fairy Queem East Indies arıned with a horn on his

Who would not sing for Lycidas ? he knew

Himself to sing, and build the lofty rbyme. Milt. nose.

Now sportive youth, Approach thou like the rugged Russian bear, Carol incondite rbytbins with suiting notes, The arm'd rhinoceros, or Hyrcanian tyger; And quaver inharmonious.

Pbilips. Ticke any shape but that, and my firm nerves Shall never tremble.


4. A word of sound to answer to another If you draw your beast in an emblem, shew a

word. landscape of the country natural to the beast; as What wise means to gain it hast thou chose ? to the rhinoceros an East Indian landscape, the Know, fame and fortune both are made of prose. crocodile, an Egyptian.

Peacham, Is thy ambition sweating for a rbyme,

Thou unambitious fool, at this late time? Young. RHOMB. n. s. (rhombe, French; rhombus,

RHYME or reason. Number or sense. Latin ; pouso.]. In geometry, a paral

I was promis'd on a time, lelogram or quadrangular figure, having

To have reason for my rhyme; . its four sides equal, and consisting of But from that time unto this season, parallel lines, with two opposite angles I had neither rhyme nor reason. Spenser. acute, and two obtuse; it is formed by The guiltiness of my mind drove the grosse two equal and right cones joined to.

ness of the fuppery into a received belief, in de. spight of the teeth of all rbime and reason,

that gether at their base. Trevoux and Harris.

they were fairies.

Sbakspeare. Save the sun his labour, and that swift

To RHYME. V.1.
Nocturnal and diurnal xbomb suppos’d.
Invisible else above all stars, the wheel

1. To agree in sound. Of day and night.

Milton. He was too warm on picking work to dwell, See how in warlike muster they appear,

But fagotted his notions as they fell, In rbombs and wedges, and half moons and wings.

And, if they rbim'd and rattled, all was well. Milton.

Dryden. R!OʻMBICK. adj. [from rbomb.] Shaped 2. To make verses. like a rhomb.

These fellows of infinite tongue, that car

rbime themselves into ladies favours, they do Many other sorts of stones are regularly figured; the asteria in form of a star, and they

always reason themselves out again, Sbakspeare. are of a rbombick figure.


There march'd the bard and blockhead, sido RHOʻMBOID. 1. s. (pou Boulons; rhombuide,

by side,

Who rbym'd for hire. and patroniz'd for pride. French.) A figure approaching to a

Popea rhomb.)


21. s. [from rbyne.) One Many other sorts of stones are regularly fi- RHY'MSTER.S who inakes rhymes ; a gured; and they are of a rhonbick figure; talk,

versifier ; a poet in contempt. of such as are rhomboid.


Scallid rbimers will ballad us out o'tune. RHOMBOIDAL. adj. [from rhomboid.]

Sbakspeare. Approaching in shape to a rhomb.

It was made penal to the English, to förmit Another rhomboidal selenites of a compressed the Irish to graze upon their lands, to entertain form, had many others infixed round the middle any of their minstrels, rbimers, or news-cellers. of it. Woodward.

Davies. RHU’BARB. n. s. [rhabarbara, Latin.) A Rbymer come on, and do the worst you can; medicinal root slightly purgative, re-.

I fear not you, nor yet a better man. Dryden. ferred by botanists to the dock.

Milton's rhime is constrained at an age, when What rbubarb, senna, or what purgative drug

the passion of love makes every man a rbimer, Would scour these English hence? Sbakspeare.

though not a poet.

Dryden. Having fixe the fontanel, I purged him with

I speak of those who are only rbimsters. Dennis. an infusion of rbubarb in small ale. Wiseman. RHY'THMICAL. adj. [pu-Guixos ; rythmique, RHYME. n. s. [pu Duos; rhythme, Fr.)

French ; from rhyme or rbythm.] Har. 1. A harmonical succession of sounds.

monical ; having one sound proportionThe youth with songs and rbimes:

ed to another. Some dance, some hale the rope. Denbam. RIB. n. s. (ribbe, Saxon.] 2. The consonance of verses; the corre- 1. A bone in the body.


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