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rondo

(Encyclopedia) rondo rn´d, rnd´, instrumental musical form in which the opening section is repeated after each succeeding section containing contrasting thematic material. The complex rondeau of…

Rondon, Cândido Mariano da Silva

(Encyclopedia) Rondon, Cândido Mariano da Silva kän´doo mrä´noo ä sl´v roondôn´, 1865–1958, Brazilian explorer and founder of the Indian Protection Service. A major in the army, he was…

Rondônia

(Encyclopedia) Rondônia roondô´ny, state (1996 pop. 1,132,692), 93,839 sq mi (243,043 sq km), NW Brazil, on the border with Bolivia. Pôrto Velho is the capital. Rain forests still cover much of the…

ronin

(Encyclopedia) ronin r´nn, in Japanese history, masterless samurai. Ronin were retainers who were deprived of their place in the usual loyalty patterns of Japanese feudalism. The daimyo they had…

Ronne, Finn

(Encyclopedia) Ronne, Finn, 1899–1980, Norwegian-American Antarctic explorer. Ronne graduated from college in Norway in 1922 and immigrated to the United States. His first of nine Antarctic…

Rønne

(Encyclopedia) Rønne rö´n, city (1992 pop. 14,389), capital of Bornholm co., extreme E Denmark, on Bornholm Island, a port on the Baltic Sea; founded 1327. It is an industrial, fishing, and tourist…

Ronsard, Pierre de

(Encyclopedia) Ronsard, Pierre de pyr d rôNsär´, 1524–1585, French poet. As page, then squire, Ronsard seemed destined for a career at court both in France and abroad. However, deafness turned him…

rood

(Encyclopedia) rood rood, crucifix mounted above the entrance to the chancel and flanked by large figures of the Virgin and St. John, an almost invariable feature in the 14th- and 15th-century…