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Rice. n.s. [oryza, Lat.] One of the esculent grains: it hath its grains disposed into a panicle, which are almost of an oval figure, and are covered with a thick husk, somewhat like barley: this grain is greatly cultivated in most of the Eastern countries. Miller.

Rice is the food of two thirds of mankind; it is kindly to human constitutions, proper for the consumptive, and those subject to hæmorrhages. Arbuthnot.

If the snuff get out of the snuffers, it may fall into a dish of rice milk. Swift's Directions to the Butler.

Sources: Arbuthnot, John (227) · Miller, Philip (58) · Swift, Jonathan (306)

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