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n. [a disorderly crowd; A rabble is a crowd of noisy people who seem likely to cause trouble. ]

  ex. a rabble-rousing speaker

n. [derogatory the rabble  the common people]




-abble 有說話不清楚的傾向

babble   v. [utter meaningless sounds, like a baby]
gabble     v. speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly=jabber
jabber   v.[to talk or utter rapidly, indistinctly or nonsensically]
rabble   n.烏合之眾,下等人 ( 騷動粗俗的人群 )
squabble   v/n. [a quarrel about petty points; argue over petty things]








n. [an acute virus disease of the nervous system of mammals that is caused by a rhabdovirus usually transmitted through the bite of a rabid animal and that is characterized typically by increased salivation, abnormal behavior, and eventual paralysis and death]


ps. Person-to-person transmission of rabies has not been documented, with the exception of special circumstances in medical settings





Rabies Symptoms


ps. 2013, 7月台灣傳出狂犬病的傳染,疫苗打到都快不夠了,see 狂犬病Q&A|蘋果動新聞









adj. [suffering from rabies]

adj. [(of feelings or opinions) violent ; fanatical ]

  ex. rabid hate


記:rabbit is extremely zealous about carrots










racont(=recount; to tell)-eur(=er)  (法文)

n. [a person who excels in telling anecdotes]

  ex. He spoke eight languages and was a noted raconteur.



The Raconteurs "Steady, As She Goes"











adj. [Racy writing or behavior is lively, amusing, and slightly shocking. ]

  ps. racy photo (通常會有sex, nudity的成份)


etymology: 1654, "having a characteristic taste" (of wines, fruits, etc.),











  ex. The police searched all the woods within a six-mile radius.

  ps. diameter

etymology: L. radius "staff, spoke of a wheel, beam of light,"










adj. [marked by or suggestive of flashy vulgarity or crudeness ]

  ps. Raffish people and places are not very respectable but are attractive and stylish in spite of this.

  ex. He was handsome in a raffish kind of way.














wiki: A raffle is a competition in which people obtain numbered tickets, each ticket having the chance of winning a prize. At a set time, the winners are drawn from a container holding a copy of every number. The drawn tickets are checked against a collection of prizes with numbers attached to them, and the holder of the ticket wins the prize.

The raffle is a popular game in numerous countries and is often held to raise funds for a specific charity or event.

A common practice for increasing revenue from ticket sales is to offer bulk sales of tickets, e.g., $1 per single ticket or $5 for six tickets. Players tend to spend more money on bulk tickets believing they have a much better chance of winning. Since the tickets cost little money to produce, and the prize expense has been set, the number of tickets sold creates little or no additional cost for the raffle holders.












n. [a collection of logs or timber fastened together for conveyance by water]











n. [one who travels by raft]

n. [any of the parallel beams that support a roof ]











n/v. [a feeling of intense anger]

  ex. The storm's rage continued.


ps1. rape 

ps2. rage comics












n.破布 [a waste piece of cloth;clothes usually in poor or ragged condition ]

  ps. A rag is a piece of old cloth which you can use to clean or wipe things.

  ps. People refer to a newspaper as a rag when they have a poor opinion of it.








adj. [roughly unkempt ]











n. Ragtime is a kind of jazz piano music that was invented in America in the early 1900s.


wiki: Ragtime (alternatively spelled rag-time) is an original musical genre which enjoyed its peak popularity between 1897 and 1918.Its main characteristic trait is its syncopated, or "ragged," rhythm. It began as dance music in the red-light districts of American cities such as St. Louis and New Orleans years before being published as popular sheet music for piano. It was a modification of the march made popular by John Philip Sousa, with additional polyrhythms coming from African music.

The ragtime composer Scott Joplin became famous through the publication in 1899 of the "Maple Leaf Rag" and a string of ragtime hits that followed, although he was later forgotten by all but a small, dedicated community of ragtime aficionados until the major ragtime revival in the early 1970s.[6][7] For at least 12 years after its publication, the "Maple Leaf Rag" heavily influenced subsequent ragtime composers with its melody lines, harmonic progressions or metric patterns.[8]


 Maple Leaf Rag Played by Scott Joplin


Star Wars | "Cantina Band" | Ragtime Piano Duet | Martin Spitznagel & Bryan Wright











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