- a type of red marble, often with white or blue graining, that comes from Belgium
C19: apparently from French ranche rod, pole
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Examples from the Web for rance
"That won't be you, that's sure," grumbled Rance, already dozing.
Finally Rance said, with a sigh, "Oh, wouldn't I like to jump into that water!"
Lincoln finally had courage to get in, and with beating heart Rance pushed off.
Rance threw water on the sail; where he learned that was a mystery.
"I'm going up to town with it after dinner," Rance announced.