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  • n. Archaic spelling of rear (all meanings).
  • n. back portion or area behind (a building, etc.)

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • An obsolete form of rear, rear, rear.
  • See rear.
  • n. Bast-fiber obtained from Cypholophos macrocephalus, a shrub or small tree of the nettle family growing without cultivation on many islands of the Pacific ocean. From it are made fine mats highly prized by the natives. In Samoa called fau pata.

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Examples

  • None of these fictions reflect the core values and practices of Vodou, which focus on honoring nature, ancestors, and iwa rere, "good character."

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  • Well, leave it to my two boyfriends and/or creators of South Park to his to rere nail on its head when it comes to Guitar Hero.

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  • But rather than hassle, this ned is just coming over to say, Haw, a'right rere, big man, by ra way.

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  • (A "jakey", for those of you outside Scotland, is a wee old Scottish drunk of the type that doesn't actually ask for money, just waylays you with friendly singing and/or mad rants, often initiated with an "A'righ 'rere by ra way, big man?" and accompanied by the Buckfast bottle/Tennents can salute.)

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  • Mai Zeus kitteh duz dis awl teh tiem, BUT…wen ai goez to gib him tummy rubz, himz rite rere paw goze KRAZY liek Thumper!

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  • I actually just spent the past weekend rere-re-rewatching all the episodes, and then the movie.

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  • Head of benefit and rere needed to be resolution around the charging of anaesthetic gases which were subject to medicine pricing regulations.

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  • MacDougal the hiker, in the rere of them on the run, to make a quorum.

    Finnegans Wake

  • Who in his heart doubts either that the facts of feminine clothiering are there all the time or that the feminine fiction, stranger than the facts, is there also at the same time, only a little to the rere?

    Finnegans Wake

  • Though I may have hawked it, said, and selled my how hot peas after theactrisscalls from my imprecurious position and though achance I could have emptied a pan of backslop down drain by whiles of dodging a rere from the middenprivet appurtenant thereof, salving the presents of the board of wumps and pumps,

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  • (obs. rare) v.
    1. to retreat; to cause to retreat
    2. (scottish) to resound; to cry, roar

    September 1, 2008