hiram rhoades revels

Revels

[rev-uhlz]
noun
Hiram Rhoades [rohdz] , 1822–1901, U.S. clergyman, educator, and politician: first black senator 1870–71.
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revel
c.1300, "riotous merry-making," from O.Fr. revel, from reveler "be disorderly, make merry," from L. rebellare "to rebel" (see rebel). The verb meaning "to feast in a noisy manner" is first recorded early 14c. The meaning "take great pleasure in" first recorded 1754.
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