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reis

(reɪs)

n.pl., sing. re•al (reɪˈɑl)
a former money of account of Portugal and Brazil.
[1545–55; < Portuguese, pl. of real real3]
References in classic literature ?
The Portuguese pennies, or reis (pronounced rays), are prodigious.
"'Ten dinners, at 600 reis, 6,000 reis!' Ruin and desolation!
"'Twenty-five cigars, at 100 reis, 2,500 reis!' Oh, my sainted mother!
It was not an imitation of Bell's, he insisted, but an improvement upon an electrical device made by a German named Philip Reis, in 1861.
Thus there appeared upon the scene the so- called "Reis telephone," which was not a telephone at all, in any practical sense, but which served well enough for nine years or more as a weapon to use against the Bell patents.
Bell had once, during his three years of experimenting, made a Reis machine, although at that time he had not seen one.
leve a cousa ao conhecimento d' El Rei, para que possa mandar um
deviam trazer muitos padres Far o Rei mais rico depois de Salomao
dias de jornada ate ao Palacio do Rei. Mate Gagoal.
But distinguish, as Cicero saith well of Rabirius Posthumus, In studio rei amplificandae apparebat, non avaritiae praedam, sed instrumentum bonitati quaeri.
Cato says, the master of a family (patremfamilias) must have in his rustic villa "cellam oleariam, vinariam, dolia multa, uti lubeat caritatem expectare, et rei, et virtuti, et gloriae erit," that is, "an oil and wine cellar, many casks, so that it may be pleasant to expect hard times; it will be for his advantage, and virtue, and glory." I had in my cellar a firkin of potatoes, about two quarts of peas with the weevil in them, and on my shelf a little rice, a jug of molasses, and of rye and Indian meal a peck each.
Si una eademque res legatur duobus, alter rem, alter valorem rei, &c.