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rainshade n a tool for keeping the rain from the body, made of a circle of cloth stretched over a frame; umbrella
[neologism, from rain + shade, based on sunshade]
ramson n a broad leaf species of garlic, allium ursinum, garlic; garlic, buckram, a leek
[OE: hramsan.]
ream n the milkfat that rises to the top; cream
[OE: rēam, ME: reme]
redeship n political entity that controls, maintains, and represents a nation or state; goverment
[neologism, from rede (archaic, "to advise, guide, govern") + -SHIP]
reðe n & vb reason;
[OE ræd]
reem vb exult;
[OE hréman]
rees vb attack, onslaught, blitz; burst in, smite, dint, up and at.
[OE raésan]
reh, ray adj rough, stormy, fierce, disturbed (in the mind); bearish, tempestrous, fearsome, mad
[OE:hreh]
rerd n language, speech, voice; steven, woth, pipe
[OE reord]
retch vb expound;
[OE reĉĉan]
rether n heart, breast;
[OE hreðer]
rike n a state, a country; ric, rich
[OE rice]
riðmeet n confluence;
[OE riþ 'stream or rivulet' + meet]
rindle n a small watercourse or stream; a gutter; runnel, rithe, stream
[OE rynele; renian:to rain.ste]
rist n source, origin, rising.; well, spring, fromth, lift
[OE: rimacsan. nb: Uprist: resurrection]
rood n cross;
[ME]
rootfast adj firmly established;
[OE rotfæst]
roun n mystery, secret;
[OE rún]
rous n earth;
[OE hrúse]
rover n turtle, tortoise;
[shortening of roofer or roofpod
~ akin to 'stegosaurus', meaning 'roofed lizard']
rowdy-month n the third month of the year (so called because of the high winds); March
[Anglo-Saxon, from Hlyd-Mōnath]
rusted-on adj (neologism) diehard, loyal, from the heartland; true, steadfast.
[OE rust & on; as, 'Even rusted-on supporters are criticizing Labor's performance in Government.]

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