Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • An obsolete spelling of rank.

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Examples

  • Where are the videos of the arrests in Crawford, Texas~Bush ranck thanksgiving? thank you

    Think Progress » Rule Changes Allow Police To Arrest War Protestors Near Crawford

  • Being dismounted, hee was conducted (as Ghinotto had appointed) all alone, into a small Chamber of the Castle, it being very darke and uneasie: but the rest of his traine, every one according to his ranck and quality, were all well lodged in the Castle, their horses, goods and all things else, delivered into secure keeping, without the least touch of injury or prejudice.

    The Decameron

  • Therefore, as our wickednes maketh him necessarie, and necessitie maketh him honorable, so he is not in the deepest truth to stand in ranck with these, who al endevour to take naughtinesse away, and plant goodnesse even in the secretest cabinet of our soules: and these foure are all that any way deale in the consideration of mens manners, which being the supreme knowledge, they that best breed it, deserve the best commendation.

    Defence of Poesie

  • Quicquid conabar dicere, Versus erit {151}: never marshalling it into anie assured ranck, that almost the Readers cannot tell where to finde themselves.

    Defence of Poesie

  • And thareto was nott the other slow, but keapt tyme appointed, satt nixt to the Cardinall, voted and subscrivit first in the ranck, and lay ower the East blok-house [392] with the said Cardinall, till the Martyre of God was consumed by fyre.

    The Works of John Knox, Vol. 1 (of 6)

  • After being drawn through ye Citty she is jnvited by ye Lord major to a dinner provided on purpose for her, and soe many Rich Batchelors are appointed to Entertaine her that is a ranck among ye freemen.

    Through England on a Side Saddle in the Time of William and Mary

  • She being thus seated is followed wth a second Huzza and sound of drums and trumpets and Gunns, then all ye Lords and Bishops pay their homage to her; the Eldest of Each ranke swears fidelity to her in his own name and in ye name of all of his ranck.

    Through England on a Side Saddle in the Time of William and Mary

  • The mother pushes in among the Crew directly to mee, and when shee was neere enough, shee clutches hould of my haire as one desperat, calling me often by my name; drawing me out of my ranck, shee putts me into the hands of her husband, who then bid me have courage, conducting me an other way home to his Cabban, when he made me sitt downe.

    Voyages of Peter Esprit Radisson

  • As for the Prince, in all his sweet gorgde mawe, and his ranck fleshe that sinfully renewes the noones excesse in the nights daungerous surfeits, what meanes or miserie from our birth dooth flowe,

    Sir Thomas More

  • And one not of meane ranck, & of long approued holines, hearing of your renouncing vs to be a church, & that you mainteine the opinions of the seperacion, contrary to your declaracion at your first going ouer, professed secretely to one that told it me, that he could scarce tell how to pray for you.

    Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society

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