Coursed rubble, rubble masonry in which courses are formed by leveling off the work at certain heights.

(Rub"ble*stone`) n. See Rubble, 1 and 2.

(Rub"ble*work`) n. Masonry constructed of unsquared stones that are irregular in size and shape.

(Rub"bly) a. Relating to, or containing, rubble.

(Ru*bed"i*nous) a. [L. rubedo redness, fr. rubere to be red.] Reddish. [R.] M. Stuart.

(Ru`be*fa"cient) a. [L. rubefaciens, p. pr. of rubefacere to make red; rubere to be red + facere to make.] Making red.n. (Med.) An external application which produces redness of the skin.

(Ru`be*fac"tion) n. The act or process of making red.

(Ru"be*let) n. A little ruby. Herrick.

(||Ru*bel"la) n. [NL., fr. L. rubellus reddish.] (Med.) An acute specific disease with a dusky red cutaneous eruption resembling that of measles, but unattended by catarrhal symptoms; — called also German measles.

(Ru*belle") n. [L. rubellus reddish.] A red color used in enameling. Weale.

(Ru"bel*lite) n. [L. rubellus reddish, dim. of ruber red.] (Min.) A variety of tourmaline varying in color from a pale rose to a deep ruby, and containing lithium.

(||Ru*be"o*la) n. [NL., fr. L. ruber red.] (Med.) (a) the measles. (b) Rubella.

(Ru`ber*y*thrin"ic) a. [L. ruber red + erythrin.] (Chem.) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid extracted from madder root. It is a yellow crystalline substance from which alizarin is obtained.

(Ru*bes"cence) n. The quality or state of being rubescent; a reddening; a flush.

(Ru*bes"cent) a. [L. rubescens, -entis, p. pr. of rubescere to grow red, v. incho from rubere to be red: cf. F. rubescent. See Ruby.] Growing or becoming red; tending to redness.

(Ru`bi*a"ceous) a. [L. rubia madder, fr. rubeus red.] (Bot.) Of or pertaining to a very large natural order of plants (Rubiaceæ) named after the madder and including about three hundred and seventy genera and over four thousand species. Among them are the coffee tree, the trees yielding peruvian bark and quinine, the madder, the quaker ladies, and the trees bearing the edible fruits called

Rubble to Ruddle

(Rub"ble) n. [From an assumed Old French dim. of robe See Rubbish.]

1. Water-worn or rough broken stones; broken bricks, etc., used in coarse masonry, or to fill up between the facing courses of walls.

Inside [the wall] there was rubble or mortar.

2. Rough stone as it comes from the quarry; also, a quarryman's term for the upper fragmentary and decomposed portion of a mass of stone; brash. Brande & C.

3. (Geol.) A mass or stratum of fragments or rock lying under the alluvium, and derived from the neighboring rock. Lyell.

4. pl. The whole of the bran of wheat before it is sorted into pollard, bran, etc. [Prov. Eng.] Simmonds.

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