Ri*pi*e"no(?), a. [It.] (Mus.) Filling up; supplementary; supernumerary; -- a term applied to those instruments which only swell the mass or tutti of an orchestra, but are not obbligato.
Rip"per(?), } n. [Cf. Rip a basket, or Riparian.] (O.E. Law) One who brings fish from the seacoast to markets in inland towns. [Obs.]
But what's the action we are for now ?Beau. & Fl.
Robbing a ripper of his fish.
Ri*poste"(?), n. [F. riposte.] 1. In fencing, a return thrust after a parry.
2. A quick and sharp refort; a repartee.
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