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Rising in the Air

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In the Middle Ages, persons believed that saints were sometimes elevated from the ground by religious ecstasy. St. Philip of Neri was sometimes raised to the height of several yards, occasionally to the ceiling of the room. Ignatius Loyola was sometimes raised up two or three feet, and his body became luminous. St. Robert de Palentin was elevated in his ecstasies eighteen or twenty inches. St. Dunstan, a little before his death, was observed to rise from the ground. And Girolamo Savonarola, just prior to execution, knelt in prayer, and was lifted from the floor of hiscell into mid-air, where he remained suspended for a considerable time. (Acta Sanctorum.

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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
Roads