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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]
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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.
Poor Philip Reis himself, the son of a baker in Frankfort, Germany, had hoped to make a telephone, but he had failed.
Bell had once, during his three years of experimenting, made a Reis machine, although at that time he had not seen one.
In the course of the Dolbear lawsuit, a Reis machine was brought into court, and created much amusement.
A century of Reis would never have produced a speaking telephone by mere improvement of construction.
To follow Reis is to fail; but to follow Bell is to succeed.
Having failed on Reis, the German, the opponents of Bell now brought forward an American inventor named Daniel Drawbaugh, and opened up a noisy newspaper campaign.
The Portuguese pennies, or reis (pronounced rays), are prodigious.
Of 38 such designations found, nearly all men registered paid 20 or 40 reis in taxes.
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Reis made nine saves, including a few of the remarkable variety, and Seth George scored in the 80th and 82nd minutes as the Bruins beat Virginia 2-0.
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