Rotchet to Rouk
(Rotch"et) n. (Zoöl.) The European red gurnard
(Rote) n. A root. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Rote) n. [OE. rote, probably of German origin; cf. MHG. rotte, OHG. rota, hrota, LL. chrotta.
Cf. Crowd a kind of violin.] (Mus.) A kind of guitar, the notes of which were produced by a small wheel
or wheel-like arrangement; an instrument similar to the hurdy-gurdy.
Well could he sing and play on a rote.Chaucer.
extracting mistuned dirges from their harps, crowds, and rotes.Sir W. Scott.
(Rote), n. [Cf. Rut roaring.] The noise produced by the surf of the sea dashing upon the shore.
(Rote), n. [OF. rote, F. route, road, path. See Route, and cf. Rut a furrow, Routine.] A frequent
repetition of forms of speech without attention to the meaning; mere repetition; as, to learn rules by rote.
till he the first verse could [i. e., knew] all by rote.Chaucer.
Thy love did read by rote, and could not spell.Shak.
(Rote), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Roted; p. pr. & vb. n. Roting.] To learn or repeat by rote. [Obs.]
(Rote), v. i. To go out by rotation or succession; to rotate. [Obs.] Z. Grey.
(Ro*tel"la) n. [NL., dim. of rota wheel; cf. LL. rotella a little whell.] (Zoöl.) Any one of numerous
species of small, polished, brightcolored gastropods of the genus Rotella, native of tropical seas.
1. Bad small beer. [Slang]
2. Any bad spirituous liquor, especially when adulterated so as to be very deleterious. [Slang]
Rother beasts, cattle of the bovine genus; black cattle. [Obs.] Golding. Rother soil, the dung of
(Roth"er) a. [AS. hryðer; cf. D. rund.] (Zoöl.) Bovine. n. A bovine beast. [Obs.] Shak.
Rother nail, a nail with a very full head, used for fastening the rudder irons of ships; so called by
(Roth"er), n. [OE. See Rudder.] A rudder.
(Ro"ti*fer) n. [NL. see Rotifera.] (Zoöl.) One of the Rotifera. See Illust. in Appendix.
(||Ro*tif"e*ra) n.; pl. [NL., from L. rota wheel + ferre to bear.] (Zoöl.) An order of minute worms
which usually have one or two groups of vibrating cilia on the head, which, when in motion, often give
an appearance of rapidly revolving wheels. The species are very numerous in fresh waters, and are
very diversified in form and habits.
(Ro"ti*form) a. [L. rota wheel + -form.]
1. Wheel-shaped; as, rotiform appendages.