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  • noun Plural form of rebec.

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Examples

  • Petit Andre, slapping the other shoulder, called out, “Courage, my fair son! since you must begin the dance, let the ball open gaily, for all the rebecs are in tune,” twitching the halter at the same time, to give point to his joke.

    Quentin Durward

  • The homely sound, likewise, of a rustical hornpipe is more agreeable to my ears than the curious warbling and musical quavering of lutes, theorbos, viols, rebecs, and violins.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • The homely sound, likewise, of a rustical hornpipe is more agreeable to my ears than the curious warbling and musical quavering of lutes, theorbos, viols, rebecs, and violins.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • I tap my foot absently to the distant sound of rebecs and drums.

    Time Streams

  • The masts shrilled like rebecs while every strand of rigging sang.

    The Urth of the New Sun

  • There was plenty of singing, and the violins and rebecs, flutes, and reed-pipes were never silent.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Georg Ebers Works

  • Some of the latter grisly shapes were playing on tambours, others on psalteries, others on rebecs -- every instrument producing the strangest sound imaginable.

    Old Saint Paul's A Tale of the Plague and the Fire

  • Petit Andre, slapping the other shoulder, called out, "Courage, my fair son! since you must begin the dance, let the ball open gaily, for all the rebecs are in tune," twitching the halter at the same time, to give point to his joke.

    Quentin Durward

  • The bells rung in the upland hamlets; the rebecs sounded with rude harmony; they danced with twinkling feet upon the level green or listened to the voice of the song, which was now gay and exhilarating, and now soothed them into pleasing melancholy.

    Imogen A Pastoral Romance

  • The homely sound, likewise, of a rustical hornpipe is more agreeable to my ears than the curious warbling and musical quavering of lutes, theorbos, viols, rebecs, and violins.

    Gargantua and Pantagruel, Illustrated, Book 3

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