Rasse

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Rasse răs (Zoöl) A carnivore (Viverricula Mallaccensis) allied to the civet but smaller, native of China and the East Indies. It furnishes a perfume resembling that of the civet, which is highly prized by the Javanese. Called also Malacca weasel, and lesser civet.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n rasse A kind of civetcat; the lesser civet, a viverrine quadruped of the genus Viverricula, V. malaccensis, widely distributed in China, India, the Malay peninsula, Java, etc. It is about 20 iuches long without the tail, and is sometimes called the Malacca weasel. Its perfume, called by the natives dedes, is secreted in a double pouch like that of the civet; it is much valued by the Javanese. For its sake the animal is often kept in captivity. It is savage and irritable, and can inflict a very severe bite.
    • n rasse An eminence; a mound; a summit.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Malay rāsa, taste, sensation

Usage

In literature:

He's Rass, the landlord of this pub, that's who he is, as harmless a sort of chap as ever was!
"Okewood of the Secret Service" by Valentine Williams
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In news:

Enlarge Kyle Lanzer, Sun News Jeanette Bun offers chha kreoung rass prowt with basil fried rice at Phnom Penh in North Olmsted.
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In science:

An independent estimate of the completeness of the PG survey comes from the comparison with the RASS-BSC.
On the QSO content of the First Byurakan Survey and the completeness of the Palomar Green Survey
There are 53 X-ray sources within 2′ of a FBS ob ject, while we expect 13 chance coincidences. 28 of them are also listed in the RASS catalogue.
On the nature of the FBS blue stellar objects and the completeness of the bright quasar survey
There are 13 FBS ob jects within 30′′ from an X-ray source (excluding the sources appearing in the RASS catalogue).
On the nature of the FBS blue stellar objects and the completeness of the bright quasar survey
As about 60% of all PG QSOs are RASS sources, and assuming that this is true for the FBS QSOs, we should have a total of about 43 QSOs in the FBS catalogue (including the one without known z ).
On the nature of the FBS blue stellar objects and the completeness of the bright quasar survey
While in some pointed observations the signal to noise are large enough to carry out detailed spectral analysis, this is not possible for RASS data.
X-ray emission from Lindroos binary systems
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