Ropewalker to Rosetta wood
(Rope"walk`er) n. A ropedancer.
(Rope"-yarn`) n. the yarn or thread of any stuff of which the strands of a rope are made.
(Rop"i*ly) adv. In a ropy manner; in a viscous or glutinous manner.
(Rop"i*ness), n. Quality of being ropy; viscosity.
(Rop"ish), a. Somewhat ropy.
(Rop"y) a. capable of being drawn into a thread, as a glutinous substance; stringy; viscous; tenacious; glutinous; as
ropy sirup; ropy lees.
(Roq"ue*laure) n. [F.; so called after Duc de Roquelaure, in the reign of Louis XIV.] A cloak
reaching about to, or just below, the knees, worn in the 18th century. [Written also roquelo.]
(Ro*quet") v. t. [Etymol. uncertain] (Croquet) To hit, as another's ball, with one's own ball.
(Ro*quet"), v. i. To hit another's ball with one's own.
(Ro"ral) a. [L. ros, roris, dew.] Of or pertaining to dew; consisting of dew; dewy. [R.] M. Green.
(Ro*ra"tion) n. [L. roratio, fr. rorare to drop dew, fr. ros dew.] A falling of dew. [R.]
Roric figures (Physics), figures which appear upon a polished surface, as glass, when objects which
have been near to, or in contact with, the surface are removed and the surface breathed upon; called
also Moser's images.
(Ro"ric) a. [L. ros, roris, dew.] Of or pertaining to dew; resembling dew; dewy.
(Ro"rid) a. [L. roridus, fr. ros, roris, dew.] Dewy; bedewed. [R.] T. Granger.
(Ro*rif"er*ous) a. [L. rorifer; ros, roris, dew + ferre to bear: cf. F. rorifère.] generating or
producing dew. [R.]
(Ro*rif"lu*ent) a. [L. ros, roris, dew + fluens, p. pr. of fluere to flow.] Flowing with dew.
(Ror"qual) n. [Norw. rorqualus a whale with folds.] (Zoöl.) A very large North Atlantic whalebone
whale (Physalus antiquorum, or Balænoptera physalus). It has a dorsal fin, and strong longitudinal folds
on the throat and belly. Called also razorback.
It is one of the largest of the whales, somethimes becoming nearly one hundred feet long, but it is more
slender than the right whales, and is noted for its swiftness. The name is sometimes applied to other
related species of finback whales.
(Ro"ru*lent) a. [L. rorulentus, from ros, roris, dew.]
1. Full of, or abounding in, dew. [R.]
2. (Zoöl.) Having the surface appearing as if dusty, or covered with fine dew.
(Ro"ry) a. [L. ros, roris, dew.] Dewy. [R.]
And shook his wings with rory May-dew wet.Fairfax.
(Ro*sa"ceous) a. [L. rosaceus, fr. rosa rose.]