• WordNet 3.6
    • v rappel lower oneself with a rope coiled around the body from a mountainside "The ascent was easy--roping down the mountain would be much more difficult and dangerous","You have to learn how to abseil when you want to do technical climbing"
    • n rappel (mountaineering) a descent of a vertical cliff or wall made by using a doubled rope that is fixed to a higher point and wrapped around the body
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Rappel răp"pĕl or răp*pĕl" (Mil) The beat of the drum to call soldiers to arms.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n rappel The roll or beat of the drum to call soldiers to arms.
    • n rappel An ancient musical instrument, still used in Egypt, consisting of a ring to which are attached small bells or metal plates, forming a sort of rattle.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Rappel ra-pel′ the beat of the drum to call soldiers to arms.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. Cf. Repeal
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary


In literature:

At the same time I deposited at the "Rappel" office a bracelet and earrings of gold, sent anonymously for the wounded by a woman.
"The Memoirs of Victor Hugo" by Victor Hugo
Ce geste, a table, il le savait, lui valait regulierement un rappel a l'ordre de son pere, aussi ne le repetait-il pas trop souvent.
"Histoires grises" by E. Edouard Tavernier
The rappel was beaten at the time mentioned; battalions of the National Guards poured into the Place, some armed, many without arms.
"Paris under the Commune" by John Leighton
Associated Words: reveille, rappel, chamade, ruff, tattoo, ruffle, roll, rataplan, drummer, drumhead, drumstick.
"Putnam's Word Book" by Louis A. Flemming
The darkness was now such that I thought it prudent to drop my bridle on Rappel's neck.
"The Man-Wolf and Other Tales" by Emile Erckmann and Alexandre Chatrian
Je n'ai rien appris de plus que ce que vous voulez bien me rappeler comme l'ayant trouve dans mon adresse de 1889.
"Lamarck, the Founder of Evolution" by Alpheus Spring Packard
Orders have, also, been issued for the rappel to be beaten at dawn, in the Quartier St. Honore, the scene of the contemplated procession.
"Edmond Dantès" by Edmund Flagg
Veuillez, Madame, me rappeler au souvenir de son Altesse Royale Monsieur le Prince Albert.
"The Letters of Queen Victoria, Vol 2 (of 3), 1844-1853" by Queen Victoria
Cela dura une quinzaine: puis il fut rappele en Angleterre.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume 9" by Robert Louis Stevenson
But no, he never noticed him no more than the tambour that beat the rappel.
"Tom Burke Of "Ours", Volume I (of II)" by Charles James Lever

In news:

Do you always know the exact length of every rappel .
They'll all rappel nearly 500 feet down the side of the 42-story building (which is nicknamed Big Pink for its pleasing pastel hue).
Over the Edge is a company that stages these special rappelling events for nonprofits.
Photo by Jerzy Snowman Santa rappels down a rope attached to the new tram at Jackson Hole as fireworks exploded above him during the tram 's unveiling ceremony.
A Novato man who was hiking with his wife died Tuesday while rappelling down a canyon in Zion National Park in Utah.
On our last Adventures in Kentucky, I spent the day rappelling and riding zip lines.
James Balog rappels in Greenland during the filming of " Chasing Ice".
James Balog rappels in Greenland during the filming of "Chasing Ice".
Richard Burkhart/Savannah Morning News Three fire trucks were parked along Drayton Street as Savannah firefighters brushed up on their Tactical Rescue Training by rappelling from the roof of the Hilton Savannah Desoto Friday afternoon.
Hong / the associated press Carrying the Olympic torch, Royal Marine Martyn Williams rappels down from a Royal Navy Sea King helicopter into the Tower of London complex Friday.
For Rappelling Those Mean Canyons.
Can the fiscal cliff be rappelled.
Sign up to a superhero rappelling down Helen DeVos Children's Hospital.
A thief rappelled from a rooftop into a San Francisco car dealership on Van Ness.
YMCA Fundraiser Rappels Over the Edge JL Tower in Anchorage.

In science:

Ayant reconnu, dans les num´eros pr´ec´edents, l’existence de surfaces `a courbures oppos´ees et `a connexion quelconque, nous avons `a rappeler les principes qui gouvernent l’´etude des lignes trac´ees sur de telles surfaces: principes pos´es par M.
On the genesis of symbolic dynamics as we know it