reis


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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.
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.
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
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.