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rheda

[ree-duh] /ˈri də/
noun, plural rhedas, rhedae
[ree-dee, -dahy] /ˈri di, -daɪ/ (Show IPA)
1.
(in ancient Rome) a four-wheeled traveling carriage.
Origin of rheda
< Latin raeda, r(h)ēda < Gaulish; cf. palfrey
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  • A harsh cry of command or warning rang out ahead, and the rheda stopped short with a jolt.

    The Lion's Brood

    Duffield Osborne
  • Glancing cautiously up and down the street, Calavius approached the rheda.

    The Lion's Brood

    Duffield Osborne
  • Apparet uter esset insidiator; uter nihil cogitaret mali: cum alter veheretur in rheda, penulatus, unà sederet uxor.

  • A distance of one hundred miles was no extraordinary day's journey for him in a rheda, such as we have described it.

    The Caesars Thomas de Quincey
  • Allusion is here made to the rheda (the travelling-coach) or the carruca (a comfortable, nay, magnificent equipage).

  • With keen eyes that shifted nervously, he hurried down toward the rheda.

    The Lion's Brood

    Duffield Osborne

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