The Major chuckled, and admitted this might be so; his old governor used to say, "Est modus in rebus, sunt certi denique fines."
A cask; the rebus of the final syllable TON in many surnames.
More than three weeks, and rebus Newmarketianis versatus, I have written nothing.
Beckington's rebus (a beacon and a tun) occurs in the bosses.
rebus sic stantibus, what's the use of talking about quantitative and accentual verse, as if they were really two kinds of verse?
The rebus of the master-mason, Hyndeley (a hind lying) occurs in the capitals.
Ita facillime quae volemus, et privatis in rebus et in re publica consequemur.
One class was formed as were the canting arms in heraldry, that is, by a rebus.
In the cases of these two gods we got the chiffre, and the rebus is still to seek.
This rebus may be found in various places where the work was due to him.
c.1600, from Latin rebus "by means of objects," ablative plural of res "thing, object." According to French sources, principally from the phrase de rebus quæ geruntur "of things which are going on," in reference to the satirical pieces composed by Picardy clerks at carnivals, subtle satires of current events using pictures to suggest words, phrases or things. Or it may be from the representations being non verbis sed rebus "not by words, but by things." In either case from Latin res "thing."