Mrs. recta says if she lives she will make a good housekeeper.
recta compressed her lips and Louise immediately changed her tactics.
In writing recte for recta (see note on p. xxxviii), he has certainly committed an error by a slip of the pen.
Omnes tacito quodam sensu, sine ulla arte aut ratione, qu sint in artibus ac rationibus, recta et prava dijudicant.
"'Tween you and me, I want fur tu git married afore night," he was saying, when recta suddenly sprang to her feet in dire dismay.
At such times Daddy was the chief speaker, and recta never wearied of listening to his wonderful stories.
recta actio non erit, nisi recta fuit voluntas, ab hac enim est actio.
recta looked down confusedly, twirled her thumbs, and finally answered in a constrained tone, "I belong to the church."
He tried to speak, but a spasm of pain checked him, and recta bent low to catch the words.
Here recte is miswritten for recta, clearly because the scribe was still thinking of the latter syllable of the preceding sponte.
early 15c., from Latin intestinum rectum "straight intestine," in contrast to the convolution of the rest of the bowels, from neuter past participle of regere "to straighten" (see regal). A loan-translation of Greek apeuthysmeon enteron, "the name given to the lowest part of the large intestine by Galen, who so called it because he dissected only animals whose rectum (in contradistinction to that of man) is really straight" [Klein].
rectum rec·tum (rěk'təm)
n. pl. rec·tums or rec·ta (-tə)
The terminal portion of the large intestine, extending from the sigmoid flexure to the anal canal.