- a sea goddess who drags down ships and drowns sailors: the wife of Aegir.
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Examples from the Web for rans
Rance, rans, n. a prop, as for the support of a congreve-rocket.
I never had such a slippery time in all the days o' my life,' said Rans.A Man for the Ages
While virtually all this reef is pollock ground, Crawleys and Rans perhaps furnish the best fishing.Fishing Grounds of the Gulf of Maine
Walter H. Rich
Cadrans, kad′rans, n. a wooden instrument by which a gem is adjusted while being cut.
Outrance, owt′rans, n. the utmost extremity: the bitter end.
- the past tense of run
- Royal Australian Navy
Word Origin and History for rans
past tense of run (v.), Old English ran.
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