(Re*bur"y) v. t. To bury again. Ashmole.
(Re"bus) n.; pl. Rebuses [L. rebus by things, abl. pl. of res a thing: cf. F. rébus. Cf. 3d Real.]
1. A mode of expressing words and phrases by pictures of objects whose names resemble those words,
or the syllables of which they are composed; enigmatical representation of words by figures; hence, a
peculiar form of riddle made up of such representations.
A gallant, in love with a woman named Rose Hill, had, embroidered on his gown, a rose, a hill, an eye,
a loaf, and a well, signifying, Rose Hill I love well.
2. (Her.) A pictorial suggestion on a coat of arms of the name of the person to whom it belongs. See
Canting arms, under Canting.
(Re"bus), v. t. To mark or indicate by a rebus.
He [John Morton] had a fair library rebused with More in text and Tun under it.Fuller.
(Re*but") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rebutted; p. pr. & vb. n. Rebutting.] [OF. rebouter to repulse,
drive back; pref. re- + bouter to push, thrust. See 1st Butt, Boutade.]
1. To drive or beat back; to repulse.
Who him, rencount'ring fierce, as hawk in flight,Spenser.
Perforce rebutted back.
2. (Law) To contradict, meet, or oppose by argument, plea, or countervailing proof. Abbott.
(Re*but"), v. i.
1. To retire; to recoil. [Obs.] Spenser.
2. (Law) To make, or put in, an answer, as to a plaintiff's surrejoinder.
The plaintiff may answer the rejoinder by a surrejoinder; on which the defendant may rebut.Blackstone.
(Re*but"ta*ble) a. Capable of being rebutted.
(Re*but"tal) n. (Law) The giving of evidence on the part of a plaintiff to destroy the effect of
evidence introduced by the defendant in the same suit.
(Re*but"ter) n. (Law) The answer of a defendant in matter of fact to a plaintiff's surrejoinder.
(Re*ca"den*cy) n. A falling back or descending a second time; a relapse. W. Montagu.
(Re*cal"ci*trant) a. [L. recalcitrans, p. pr. of recalcitrare to kick back; pref. re- re- + calcitrare
to kick, fr. calx heel. Cf. Inculcate.] Kicking back; recalcitrating; hence, showing repugnance or opposition; refractory.
(Re*cal"ci*trate) v. t. To kick against; to show repugnance to; to rebuff.
The more heartily did one disdain his disdain, and recalcitrate his tricks.De Quincey.
(Re*cal"ci*trate), v. i. To kick back; to kick against anything; hence, to express repugnance
(Re*cal`ci*tra"tion) n. A kicking back again; opposition; repugnance; refractoriness.
(Re*call") v. t.