Italianray, or rye, grass. See Darnel, and Grass.

(Ray"less) a. Destitute of rays; hence, dark; not illuminated; blind; as, a rayless sky; rayless eyes.

(Ray"on) n. [F.] Ray; beam. [Obs.] Spenser.

(Ray"on*nant) a. [F.] (Her.) Darting forth rays, as the sun when it shines out.

(Raze) n. [See Race.] A Shakespearean word (used once) supposed to mean the same as race, a root.

(Raze), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Razed (razd); p. pr. & vb. n. Razing.] [F. raser. See Rase, v. t.] [Written also rase.]

1. To erase; to efface; to obliterate.

Razing the characters of your renown.

2. To subvert from the foundation; to lay level with the ground; to overthrow; to destroy; to demolish.

The royal hand that razed unhappy Troy.

Syn. — To demolish; level; prostrate; overthrow; subvert; destroy; ruin. See Demolish.

(Razed) a. Slashed or striped in patterns. [Obs.] "Two Provincial roses on my razed shoes." Shak.

(Ra*zee") n. [F. vaisseau rasé, fr. raser to raze, to cut down ships. See Raze, v. t., Rase, v. t.] (Naut.) An armed ship having her upper deck cut away, and thus reduced to the next inferior rate, as a seventy-four cut down to a frigate. Totten.

(Ra*zee"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Razeed (ra*zed"); p. pr. & vb. n. Razeeing.] To cut down to a less number of decks, and thus to an inferior rate or class, as a ship; hence, to prune or abridge by cutting off or retrenching parts; as, to razee a book, or an article.

(Ra"zor) n. [OE. rasour, OF. rasur, LL. rasor: cf. F. rasoir, LL. rasorium. See Raze, v. t., Rase, v. t.]

1. A keen-edged knife of peculiar shape, used in shaving the hair from the face or the head. "Take thee a barber's razor." Ezek. v. 1.


2. (Zoöl.) A tusk of a wild boar.

Razor fish. (Zoöl.) (a) A small Mediterranean fish (Coryphæna novacula), prized for the table. (b) The razor shell.Razor grass(Bot.), a West Indian plant the triangular stem and the leaves of which are edged with minute sharp teeth.Razor grinder(Zoöl.), the European goat-sucker.Razor shell(Zoöl.), any marine bivalve shell belonging to Solen and allied genera, especially Solen, or Ensatella, ensis, &and Americana, which have a long, narrow, somewhat curved shell, resembling a razor handle

Rayah to Read

(||Ra"yah) n. [Ar. ra'iyah a herd, a subject, fr. ra'a to pasture, guard.] A person not a Mohammedan, who pays the capitation tax. [Turkey]

Ray grass
(Ray" grass`) [Etymol. of ray is uncertain.] (Bot.) A perennial European grass (Lolium perenne); — called also rye grass, and red darnel. See Darnel, and Grass.

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