(Rak"ish*ness), n. The quality or state of being rakish.

Raku ware
(||Ra"ku ware`) A kind of earthenware made in Japan, resembling Satsuma ware, but having a paler color.

(||Râle) n. [F. râle. Cf. Rail the bird.] (Med.) An adventitious sound, usually of morbid origin, accompanying the normal respiratory sounds. See Rhonchus.

Various kinds are distinguished by pathologists; differing in intensity, as loud and small; in quality, as moist, dry, clicking, whistling, and sonorous; and in origin, as tracheal, pulmonary, and pleural.

(||Ral`len*tan"do) a. [It.] (Mus.) Slackening; — a direction to perform a passage with a gradual decrease in time and force; ritardando.

(Ral"li*ance) n. [Cf. OF. raliance. See Rally to reunite.] The act of rallying.

(Ral"li*er) n. One who rallies.

(Ral"line) a. (Zoöl.) Pertaining to the rails.

(Ral"ly) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rallied (-lid); p. pr. & vb. n. Rallying.] [OF. ralier, F. rallier, fr. L. pref. re- + ad + ligare to bind. See Ra-, and 1st Ally.] To collect, and reduce to order, as troops dispersed or thrown into confusion; to gather again; to reunite.

(Ral"ly), v. i.

1. To come into orderly arrangement; to renew order, or united effort, as troops scattered or put to flight; to assemble; to unite.

The Grecians rally, and their powers unite.

Innumerable parts of matter chanced just then to rally together, and to form themselves into this new world.

2. To collect one's vital powers or forces; to regain health or consciousness; to recuperate.

3. To recover strength after a decline in prices; — said of the market, stocks, etc.

(Ral"ly), n.; pl. Rallies

1. The act or process of rallying (in any of the senses of that word).

2. A political mass meeting. [Colloq. U. S.]

(Ral"ly), v. t. [F. railler. See Rail to scoff.] To attack with raillery, either in good humor and pleasantry, or with slight contempt or satire.

Honeycomb . . . rallies me upon a country life.

Strephon had long confessed his amorous pain,
Which gay Corinna rallied with disdain.

Syn. — To banter; ridicule; satirize; deride; mock.

(Ral"ly) v. i. To use pleasantry, or satirical merriment.

(Ral"ly), n. Good-humored raillery.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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