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Rankin

[rang-kin]
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noun
  1. Jeannette,1880–1973, U.S. women's-rights leader and pacifist: first woman elected to Congress; served 1917–19, 1941–43.
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  • What followed Andrew could not hear, except an occasional roar from Rankin.

  • "I guess not," Rankin replied slowly, as if deliberating the question.

    Peak and Prairie

    Anna Fuller

  • Rankin, meanwhile, had got himself equipped for his long ride.

    Peak and Prairie

    Anna Fuller

  • Rankin answered, with a jerk which betokened suppressed emotion.

    Peak and Prairie

    Anna Fuller

  • There were tears in her eyes, and Rankin blessed her for them.

    Peak and Prairie

    Anna Fuller


British Dictionary definitions for rankin

Rankin

noun
  1. Ian. born 1960, Scottish novelist; best known for his series of novels featuring Edinburgh detective Inspector Rebus, beginning with Knots and Crosses (1987)
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