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  • verb US, dialect rose or risen.


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  • I thought milk must have 'riz' lately, but I paid the money and left.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 1, No. 3, March, 1862

  • I can cook, boy, in a way to make your mother's Sunday dinner, with company expected, look like Mrs. Newlywed's first attempt at 'riz' biscuits.

    Buttered Side Down: Stories

  • He shook out the diminutive serviette he had brought for her and spread it across her lap; he poured her coffee and sweetened it according to direction; he even buttered her "riz" biscuits and poured the cream on her berries.

    Seven Miles to Arden

  • And then, all to once, the water in the tank kind of riz up, you know, and somethin 'white -- might have been the broadside of a barn for all we had time to see of it -- showed for a jiffy, there was a' Woosh, 'and the white thing went under again.'

    Fair Harbor

  • Food distracted his mind, he was apt to say, from thought, a statement which his landlady treated with indulgent contempt, as she had never known him to remark the difference between "riz" bread and the soda article.

    "Some Say" Neighbours in Cyrus

  • He has no social backing; his mother is a religious little country woman, who doubtless says 'riz' and 'reckon,' and he only has what he can earn by mental effort.

    People of the Whirlpool

  • Sometimes they paid you as high as $20 a month and board, lots of board, real buckwheat cakes ( "riz" buckwheat, not the prepared kind), and real maple syrup, and real sausage, the kind that has sage in it; the kind that you can't coax your butcher to sell you.

    Back Home

  • But the exhorter was too quick for them and "riz" it before the request was fairly uttered.

    Gideon's Band A Tale of the Mississippi

  • The French word 'riz' that he used was unknown to Hornblower, but he stamped his foot on the deck and pointed down through it.

    Mr. Midshipman Easy

  • "I say, isn't bread 'riz' enough when it runs over the pans?"

    Little Women


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