- 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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Finally Rance said, with a sigh, "Oh, wouldn't I like to jump into that water!"
"That won't be you, that's sure," grumbled Rance, already dozing.
Lincoln finally had courage to get in, and with beating heart Rance pushed off.
"All right; you pays your money—you takes your choice," replied Rance.
Rance threw water on the sail; where he learned that was a mystery.