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  1. the R months

    • the months with R in their names (September to April), considered to be the season for eating oysters
    • (1825–1900), English novelist and poet; full name Richard Doddridge Blackmore. He is noted for his romantic novel Lorna Doone (1869).
    • (1895–1983), US designer and architect; full name Richard Buckminster Fuller. He is best known for his invention of the geodesic dome and also for his ideals of using the world's resources with maximum purpose and least waste.
    • abbreviation

      root mean square.
    • (1890–1960), English linguist; full name John Rupert Firth. Firth was noted for his contributions to linguistic semantics and prosodic phonology.
    • (1870–1947), Canadian Conservative statesman; prime minister 1930–35; full name Richard Bedford Bennett.
    • (1927–89), Scottish psychiatrist; full name Ronald David Laing. He became famous for his controversial views on madness and in particular on schizophrenia, linking what society calls insanity with politics and family structure.
    • (1906–2001), Indian novelist and short-story writer; full name Rasipuram Krishnaswamy Narayan. His best-known novels are set in an imaginary small Indian town, and portray its inhabitants in an affectionate yet ironic manner; they include Swami and Friends (1935) and The Man-Eater of Malgudi (1961).
    • (1895–1978), English literary critic; full name Frank Raymond Leavis. Founder and editor of the quarterly Scrutiny (1932–53), he emphasized the value of critical study of English literature to preserving cultural continuity. Notable works: The Great Tradition (1948).
    • (1895–1937), English aeronautical engineer; full name Reginald Joseph Mitchell. He designed the Spitfire fighter aircraft.
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