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Rise

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To take a rise out of one. Hotten says this is a metaphor from fly-fishing; the fish rise to the fly, and are caught.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Ringleader
Riot
Rip (A)
Rip
Rip Van Winkle
Ripaille
Riphean or Rhiphæan Rocks
Ripon
Riquet with a Tuft
Rise
Rising in the Air
Rivals
River Demon or River Horse
River of Paradise
River Flowing from the Ocean Inland
Rivers
Roach
Road
Road or Roadstead
Road-agent