Rhine to Richelieu
Rhine (The Irish). The Blackwater is so called from its scenery.
Rhinnon Rhin Barnawds Bottles had the virtue of keeping sweet whatever liquor was put in them.The Mabinogion (Kilhwch and Olwen, twelfth century).
Rhinoceros. The horn of the rhinoceros being cut through the middle from one extremity to the other, on it will be seen several white lines representing human figures.Arabian Night (Sinbads Second Voyage).
Rhinoceros-Horn a Poison-Detector. If poison is put into a vessel made of a rhinoceross horn, the liquid contained therein will effervesce.
Rhinoceros and Elephant. The rhinoceros with its horn gores the elephant under the belly; but blood running into the rhinoceros eyes, blinds it, and it becomes an easy prey to the roc.Arabian Nights (Sinbads Second Voyage).
Rhodalind, daughter of Aribert king of Lombardy, in love with du ke Gondibert; but Gondibert preferred Birtha, a country girl, daughter of the sage Astragon. While the duke is whispering sweet love-notes to Birtha, a page comes post-haste to announce to him that the king has proclaimed him his heir, and is about to give him his daughter in marriage: The duke gives Birtha an emerald ring, and says if he is false to her the emerald will lose its lustre; then hastens to court in obedience to the kings summons. Here the tale breaks off, and was never finished.Sir W. Davenant: Gondibert (16051668).
Rhodian Venus (The). This was the Venus of Protogenês mentioned by Pliny in his Natural History, xxxv. 10.
The Queen of Beauty in her Cyprian shade,
The happy master mingled in his piece
Each look that charmed him in the fair of Greece.
Campbell: Pleasures of Hope, ii. (1709).
Prior (16641721) refers to the same painting in his fable of Protogênes and Apelles
To see our Venus; tis the piece
The most renowned throughout all Greece.
Shakespeare: I Henry VI. act i. sc. 6 (1589).
Rhombus, a schoolmaster who speaks a leash of languages at once, puzzling himself and his hearers with a jargon like that of Holofernês in Shakespeares Loves Labours Lost (1594).Sidney: Pastoral Entertainment (1587).
Rhombus, a spinning-wheel or rolling instrument, used by the Roman witches for fetching the moon out of heaven.
Quæ nunc Thessalico lunam deducere rhombo [sciet].Martial: Epigrams, ix. 30.
Rhone of Christian Eloquence (The), St. Hilary (300-367).
Rhone of Latin Eloquence (The). St. Hilary is so called by St. Jerome (300-367).
Rhongomyant, the lance of king Arthur.The Mabinogion (Kilhwch and Olwen, twelfth century).
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