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  • The verb comes from the Latin word rubrica, which means 'red chalk or ochre'.

    between the rock and the cold, cold sea -- Day

  • Among the ancients, according to Columella, Vitruvius, and Pliny, the word rubrica, rubric, signified the red earth used by carpenters to mark on wood the line to follow in cutting it; according to Juvenal the same name was applied to the red titles under which the jurisconsults arranged the announcements of laws.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 13: Revelation-Stock

  • Más vil que un lupanar la carnicería rubrica como una afrenta la calle.

    veruscio Diary Entry

  • Eu imito muita bem assinaturas. - prossegue, realizando no quadro uma rubrica - Olhe aqui a da minha mãe.


  • There were various kinds of rubricæ; all were, however, red oxides, of which the best were the Lemnian, from the Isle of Lemnos, and the Cappadocian, called by the Romans rubrica sinopica, from Sinope in Paphlagonia.

    Museum of Antiquity A Description of Ancient Life

  • Miltos seems to have had various significations; it was used for cinnabaris, minium, red lead, and rubrica, red ochre.

    Museum of Antiquity A Description of Ancient Life

  • Pliny speaks of the different shades of sandaracha; there was also a compound color of equal parts of sandaracha and rubrica calcined, called sandyx, which Sir H. Davy supposed to approach our crimson in tint; in painting it was frequently glazed with purple, to give it additional lustre.

    Museum of Antiquity A Description of Ancient Life

  • Besides this, he could write his name, with a flourish at the end, like the _rubrica_ of a

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 09, No. 51, January, 1862

  • The Spaniard, however, has nothing to do with all that, only occasionally exerting himself so far as to sign his name, or merely to dash his rubrica, without taking the trouble to sign his name, to the papers presented to him by these native copyists; and should you enter his office, he generally appears to be just awaking from a nap, as he opens his eyes, and rouses himself to salute a visitor.

    Recollections of Manilla and the Philippines During 1848, 1849 and 1850

  • In Mexico the art of branding dates back to the time when few men were lettered and most men used a _rubrica_ mark or flourish instead of a written signature.

    The Red-Blooded Heroes of the Frontier


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