Rhea Silvia

See Romulus.


See Reggio di Calabria.

Rhenish Prussia

See Rhine, Province Of The.

Rhenish Wines

See Germany, Wines of.

Rhinoceros Hornbill

See Hornbill.


See Autoplasty.


See Foraminifera, Globige-ina, and Protozoa.


See Rodez.


See Thrace.


Rhone, a S. E. department of France, formed from the old province of Lyonnais, bordering on Saône-et-Loire, Ain, Isère, and Loire; area, 1,077 sq. m.; pop. in 1872, 670,247. The department is traversed in a N. and S. direction by a continuation of the Cévennes; Mont Tarare, the highest summit, is about 3,300 ft. above the sea. The Rhône and Saône form the E. boundary. The soil is not fertile, and only about half the surface is arable; the vine is grown, and some of the wines are excellent. It is divided into the arrondissements of Lyons and Villefranche. Capital, Lyons.


See Riyad.

Riazan, Or Riezan

I. A Central Government Of European Russia

A Central Government Of European Russia, bordering on Vladimir, Tambov, Tula, and Moscow; area, 16,249 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 1,477,433. The most important river is the Oka, which enters it in the north, and is connected with the Don by the Upa and the Ivanov canal. The soil is fertile in the south, but marshy in the north. There are extensive pastures; the principal products are grain, fruits, hops, and tobacco. The inhabitants are nearly all Russians, but there are a few Mordvins and Tartars. There are manufactories of coarse linen and woollen goods and of glass and iron.

II. A City

A City, capital of the government, on the Oka, 110 m. S. W. of Moscow, with which it is connected by rail; pop. in 1867, 17,950. It is the seat of a Greek archbishop, and has a theological seminary, a gymnasium, a school for young noblemen, and manufactories of cloth, linen, and iron ware.


See Skeleton.

Ribbon Worms

Ribbon Worms, the common name of the family nemertidoe, with the planarians constituting the order turbellaria. They are found on the seashore, are worm-like in shape, have a distinct anus, and, in many cases, no external opening to the water-vascular system. The larvae are generally free-swimming and ciliated, a small portion only producing the adult, the rest being cast away. (See Planarians).


See Rickarees.

Ricaut, Or Rycaut, Sir Paul

Ricaut, Or Rycaut, Sir Paul, an English diplomatist, died in London, Dec. 16, 1700. He graduated at Cambridge, accompanied the earl of Winchelsea to Constantinople, was British consul at Smyrna for 11 years, accompanied the earl of Clarendon in 1685 to Ireland, and was for 10 years minister to the Hanse towns.

He wrote "The Present State of the Ottoman Empire" (1668).; "The Present State of the Greek and Armenian Churches" (1679); and "History of the Turkish Empire from 1623 to 1679" (1680), a continuation of Knolle's "General History of the Turks".

Rice Bird, Or Java Sparrow

See Finch, vol. vii., p. 190.