Definition of "recta" [recta]

  • A plural of rectum. (noun)

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Use "recta" in a sentence
  • ""I have told him a dozen times, -- for after all one ought to tell the truth to an honest clerk, and what I call an honest clerk is one like that little fellow who gives us 'recta' his ten francs on New-Year's day, -- I have said to him again and again: The more you work the more they'll make you work, and they won't promote you."
  • "A Roman bride put away childish things—her toys and the miniature toga she had worn throughout infancy—and dressed in a straight white woolen dress tunica recta that she had woven herself on a special loom."
  • "Then, all the bottoms get nested into one another round with round, square with square, rectangle with recta…. oh you get the picture…."