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  1. a type of red marble, often with white or blue graining, that comes from Belgium
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Word Origin

C19: apparently from French ranche rod, pole
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Examples from the Web for rance

Historical Examples

  • "That won't be you, that's sure," grumbled Rance, already dozing.

    Short Stories of Various Types


  • 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.