Rattoon to Ray

(Rat*toon") n. [Sp. retoño.] One of the stems or shoots of sugar cane of the second year's growth from the root, or later. See Plant-cane.

(Rat*toon"), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Rattooned (-t&oomacnd"); p. pr. & vb. n. Rattooning.] [Cf. Sp. retoñar.] To sprout or spring up from the root, as sugar cane from the root of the previous year's planting.

(Rau"cid) a. [L. raucus hoarse; cf. LL. raucidus.] Hoarse; raucous. [R.] Lamb.

(Rau"ci*ty) n. [L. raucitas, from raucus hoarse: cf. F. raucité.] Harshness of sound; rough utterance; hoarseness; as, the raucity of a trumpet, or of the human voice.

(Rau"cous) a. [L. raucus.] Hoarse; harsh; rough; as, a raucous, thick tone. "His voice slightly raucous." Aytoun.Rau"cous*ly, adv.

(Raught) obs. imp. & p. p. of Reach. Shak.

(Raught), obs. imp. & p. p. of Reck. Chaucer.

(Raunch) v. t. See Ranch. Spenser.

(Raun*soun") n. Ransom. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Rav"age) n. [F., fr. (assumed) L. rapagium, rapaticum, fr. rapere to carry off by force, to ravish. See Rapacious, Ravish.] Desolation by violence; violent ruin or destruction; devastation; havoc; waste; as, the ravage of a lion; the ravages of fire or tempest; the ravages of an army, or of time.

Would one think 't were possible for love
To make such ravage in a noble soul?

Syn. — Despoilment; devastation; desolation; pillage; plunder; spoil; waste; ruin.

(Rav"age), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ravaged (-ajd); p. pr. & vb. n. Ravaging ] [F. ravager. See Ravage, n.] To lay waste by force; to desolate by violence; to commit havoc or devastation upon; to spoil; to plunder; to consume.

Already Cæsar
Has ravaged more than half the globe.

His lands were daily ravaged, his cattle driven away.

Syn. — To despoil; pillage; plunder; sack; spoil; devastate; desolate; destroy; waste; ruin.

(Rav"a*ger) n. One who, or that which, ravages or lays waste; spoiler.

(Rave) obs. imp. of Rive.

(Rave), n. [Prov. E. raves, or rathes, a frame laid on a wagon, for carrying hay, etc.] One of the upper side pieces of the frame of a wagon body or a sleigh.

(Rave) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Raved (ravd); p. pr. & vb. n. Raving.] [F. rêver to rave, to be delirious, to dream; perhaps fr. L. rabere to rave, rage, be mad or furious. Cf. Rage, Reverie.]

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