Rhymist to Rich

(Rhym"ist), n. A rhymer; a rhymester. Johnston.

(||Rhyn`chob*del"le*a) n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. "ry`gchos snout + a leech.] (Zoöl.) A suborder of leeches including those that have a protractile proboscis, without jaws. Clepsine is the type.

(||Rhyn`cho*ceph"a*la) n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. "ry`gchos snout + kefalh` head.] (Zoöl.) An order of reptiles having biconcave vertebræ, immovable quadrate bones, and many other peculiar osteological characters. Hatteria is the only living genus, but numerous fossil genera are known, some of which are among the earliest of reptiles. See Hatteria. Called also Rhynchocephalia.

(||Rhyn`cho*cœ"la) n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. "ry`gchos snout + koi`los hollow.] (Zoöl.) Same as Nemertina.Rhyn`cho*cœ"lous a.

(Rhyn"cho*lite) n. [Gr. "ry`gchos snout, beak + -lie: cf. F. rhyncholithe.] (Paleon.) A fossil cephalopod beak.

(||Rhyn`cho*nel"la) n. [NL., fr. Gr. "ry`gchos snout.] (Zoöl.) A genus of brachiopods of which some species are still living, while many are found fossil.

(||Rhyn*choph"o*ra) n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. "ry`gchos snout + fe`rein to carry.] (Zoöl.) A group of Coleoptera having a snoutlike head; the snout beetles, curculios, or weevils.

(Rhyn"cho*phore) n. (Zoöl.) One of the Rhynchophora.

(||Rhyn*cho"ta) n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. "ry`gchos snout.] (Zoöl.) Same as Hemiptera. [Written also Rhyncota.]

(Rhy"o*lite) n. [Gr. "rei^n to flow + -lite.] (Min.) A quartzose trachyte, an igneous rock often showing a fluidal structure.Rhy`o*lit"ic, a.

(Rhy`pa*rog"ra*phy) n. [Gr. painting foul or mean objects; "ryparo`s filthy, dirty + gra`fein to write, paint.] In ancient art, the painting of genre or still-life pictures.

(Rhy*sim"e*ter) n. [Gr. flow + -meter.] An instrument, acting on the principle of Pitot's tube, for measuring the velocity of a fluid current, the speed of a ship, etc.

(Rhythm) n. [F. rhythme, rythme, L. rhythmus, fr. Gr. measured motion, measure, proportion, fr. "rei^n to flow. See Stream.]

1. In the widest sense, a dividing into short portions by a regular succession of motions, impulses, sounds, accents, etc., producing an agreeable effect, as in music poetry, the dance, or the like.

2. (Mus.) Movement in musical time, with periodical recurrence of accent; the measured beat or pulse which marks the character and expression of the music; symmetry of movement and accent. Moore (Encyc.)

3. A division of lines into short portions by a regular succession of arses and theses, or percussions and remissions of voice on words or syllables.

4. The harmonious flow of vocal sounds.

(Rhyth"mer) (rith"mer or ri&thlig"-), n. One who writes in rhythm, esp. in poetic rhythm or meter. [R.]

One now scarce counted a rhythmer, formerly admitted for a poet.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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