noun Scandinavian Mythology.
Example sentences from the Web for rans
Her poor little play was not even mentioned, as Chet would have said, among the also rans!The Girls of Central High on the Stage|Gertrude W. Morrison
Cadrans, kad′rans, n. a wooden instrument by which a gem is adjusted while being cut.
I never had such a slippery time in all the days o' my life,' said Rans.A Man for the Ages|Irving Bacheller
As we went, they played the 'Rans des Vaches' and other airs, by way of farewell.Life of Lord Byron, Vol. III|Thomas Moore
Rance, rans, n. a prop, as for the support of a congreve-rocket.