Rescue
Rescue Res"cue (r[e^]s"k[-u]), n. [From {Rescue}, v.; cf. {Rescous}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of rescuing; deliverance from restraint, violence, or danger; liberation. [1913 Webster]

Spur to the rescue of the noble Talbot. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. (Law) (a) The forcible retaking, or taking away, against law, of things lawfully distrained. (b) The forcible liberation of a person from an arrest or imprisonment. (c) The retaking by a party captured of a prize made by the enemy. --Bouvier. [1913 Webster]

The rescue of a prisoner from the court is punished with perpetual imprisonment and forfeiture of goods. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]

{Rescue grass}. [Etymol. uncertain.] (Bot.) A tall grass ({Ceratochloa unioloides}) somewhat resembling chess, cultivated for hay and forage in the Southern States. [1913 Webster]


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