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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Rest  \Rest\  (r[e^]st),  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Rested};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Resting}.]  [AS.  restan.  See  {Rest},  n.] 
  1.  To  cease  from  action  or  motion,  especially  from  action 
  which  has  caused  weariness;  to  desist  from  labor  or 
  exertion. 
 
  God  .  .  .  rested  on  the  seventh  day  from  all  his 
  work  which  he  had  made  --Gen.  ii  2. 
 
  Six  days  thou  shalt  do  thy  work  and  on  the  seventh 
  day  thou  shalt  rest.  --Ex.  xxiii. 
  12. 
 
  2.  To  be  free  from  whanever  wearies  or  disturbs;  to  be  quiet 
  or  still 
 
  There  rest,  if  any  rest  can  harbor  there  --Milton. 
 
  3.  To  lie;  to  repose;  to  recline;  to  lan;  as  to  rest  on  a 
  couch. 
 
  4.  To  stand  firm;  to  be  fixed;  to  be  supported;  as  a  column 
  rests  on  its  pedestal. 
 
  5.  To  sleep;  to  slumber;  hence  poetically,  to  be  dead. 
 
  Fancy  .  .  .  then  retries  Into  her  private  cell  when 
  Nature  rests.  --Milton. 
 
  6.  To  lean  in  confidence;  to  trust;  to  rely;  to  repose 
  without  anxiety;  as  to  rest  on  a  man's  promise. 
 
  On  him  I  rested,  after  long  debate,  And  not  without 
  considering,  fixed  ??  fate.  --Dryden. 
 
  7.  To  be  satisfied;  to  acquiesce. 
 
  To  rest  in  Heaven's  determination.  --Addison. 
 
  {To  rest  with},  to  be  in  the  power  of  to  depend  upon  as  it 
  rests  with  him  to  decide. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Resting  \Rest"ing\, 
  a.  &  n.  from  {Rest},  v.  t.  &  i. 
 
  {Resting  spore}  (Bot.),  a  spore  in  certain  orders  of  alg[ae], 
  which  remains  quiescent,  retaining  its  vitality,  for  long 
  periods  of  time.  --C.  E.  Bessey. 




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