• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Rance A prop or shore.
    • Rance A round between the legs of a chair; also called a spreader.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n rance A shore or prop acting as a strut for the support of something, as of a Congreve rocket.
    • n rance One of the cross-bars between the legs of a chair.
    • rance To shore or prop.
    • rance An obsolete form of Rhenish.
    • n rance An unknown hard mineral or fine stone, supposed to be some sort of marble.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Rance rans a prop, as for the support of a congreve-rocket.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Etymol. uncertain
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. ranche—L. ramex, -icis, a staff—ramus, a branch.


In literature:

That'll do more for Temp'rance than the early closin' o' the 'Trusty Man.
"The Treasure of Heaven" by Marie Corelli
Snap introduced him as Rance Rankin.
"Brigands of the Moon" by Ray Cummings
Rance and his men withdrew, and Drake was left with less than fifty.
"Flag and Fleet" by William Wood
We'll get Rance to go, too.
"Short Stories of Various Types" by Various
God had deliv'rance sent.
"Rowena & Harold" by Wm. Stephen Pryer
As there was no moon, and it was almost impossible to see a step before them, Rance called a halt.
"Digging for Gold" by R.M. Ballantyne
RANCE, Thomas, Brussels, about 1683.
"The Violin" by George Hart
But, land sakes how you going to talk Temp'rance to a man bereft and be-fooled like Joshua Blake?
"The Best Short Stories of 1920" by Various
Thar's a heap of competition in the temp'rance drink line, an' the retailin' of candy don't represent a gold mine.
"Kiddie the Scout" by Robert Leighton
Thy patience then fail'd not, till prudence found Deliv'rance for thee on the brink of fate.
"The Odyssey of Homer" by Homer

In poetry:

What strange deliv'rance hast thou shown
In ages long before!
And now no other God we own,
No other God adore.
"Psalm 74" by Isaac Watts
We thank Thee that, amid the throng
Of ransom'd drunkards, we can stand,
And praise Thee that the temp'rance star
E'er rose on this benighted land.
"Thanks For Temperance Light" by John Pierpont
But though he may be brave and bold,
We'll show what we can do;
We're not the temp'rance men of old—
We go for something new.
Then rouse, my lads, &c.
"Come All Ye Young Teetotallers" by John Pierpont
Thy grace on us, most holy God! bestow
That we such temp'rance at our meals may show,
That our provisions hunger may appease,
And neither cause distemper, or disease.
"Another, Before Meat" by Rees Prichard
Intemp'rance in drink, is the chief, as I think,
Of his wiles :— for it is from this vice,
Theft, gluttony, strife, and uncleanness of life,
With swearing and cursing, take rise.
"A Song Concerning The Devil And The Drunkard" by Rees Prichard
Rouze then my fainting heart within my breast,
Make thou my path, by thy kind furth'rance, plain;
Strengthen my fellow-trav'lers and my beast,
And bring us, to our wishes, back again.
"The Traveller's Prayer" by Rees Prichard

In news:

Rancing Bran Downs Win Willy in Essex.
F rance has been convulsed by violent demonstrations against modest pension reforms.
Film Fest Co-founder Stephanie Rance .
Stephanie and Floyd Rance have created a forum to expose black filmmaking talent.
Rance Harden adds offensive heroics to defensive.
JAY, OK — Rance Stewart Glenn, 32, a contractor, passed away Sunday, Oct 7, 2012.
History will take place for the Grammy Award nominated Rance Allen Group Team for a Live Concert Video Recording for Television Sunday, September 25, 2011 @ 7:00 pm, at The Progress Energy Center in Raleigh, NC.
Rance Crain to Be Inducted Into Advertising Hall of Fame.
F rance raised the possibility Thursday of sending "defensive weapons" to Syria's rebels, but Russia warned that such a move would violate international law.
Rance Harden adds offensive heroics to defensive.
Rance Harden wasn't supposed to be Boyd- Buchanan 's "A" running back this season.
"Our kids are excited about the opportunity, and our kids are ready to play," Valdosta head coach Rance Gillespie said.
Rance, created the Run & Shoot Filmworks Martha's Vineyard African-American (MVAA) Film Festival , one of the fastest growing independent film festivals in the country.
F rance narrowly avoided falling into recession in the third quarter, official figures showed Thursday, but analysts warn the rebound may be short-lived.
F rance's interior minister said Sunday that there was a " kind of racism" behind the bombings of dozens of vacation homes on the French island of Corsica but stopped short of saying nationalist groups were responsible.

In science:

As already mentioned, the appea rance of the E fimov effect in the 4He three-atom system was conjectured in where the 4He3 excited state binding energy has been calculated for the first time by means of the Faddeev inte gral equations.
The ^4He trimer as an Efimov system
In case of two, Clebsch-Gordan coefficients (CGCs) make their appea rance and for three momenta the Racah coefficients emerge.
Clebsch-Gordan coefficients for the Higgs algebra: The L\"{o}wdin-Shapiro approach