Random courses(Masonry), courses of stone of unequal thickness.Random shot, a shot not directed or aimed toward any particular object, or a shot with the muzzle of the gun much elevated. Random work(Masonry), stonework consisting of stones of unequal sizes fitted together, but not in courses nor always with flat beds.

(Ran"dom*ly) adv. In a random manner.

(Ran"don) n. Random. [Obs.] Spenser.

(Ran"don), v. i. To go or stray at random. [Obs.]

(Rane"deer`) n. See Reindeer. [Obs.]

(||Ra"nee) n. Same as Rani.

(Ran"force`) n. [Cf. F. renforcer.] See Reënforce. [Obs.] Bailey.

(Rang) imp. of Ring, v. t. & i.

Randall grass to Ransack

Randall grass
(Ran"dall grass`) (Bot.) The meadow fescue See under Grass.

(Ran"dan) n. The product of a second sifting of meal; the finest part of the bran. [Prov. Eng.]

(Ran"dan), n. A boat propelled by three rowers with four oars, the middle rower pulling two.

(Rand"ing) n.

1. (Shoemaking) The act or process of making and applying rands for shoes.

2. (Mil.) A kind of basket work used in gabions.

(Ran"dom) n. [OE. randon, OF. randon force, violence, rapidity, à randon, de randon, violently, suddenly, rapidly, prob. of German origin; cf. G. rand edge, border, OHG. rant shield, edge of a shield, akin to E. rand, n. See Rand, n.]

1. Force; violence. [Obs.]

For courageously the two kings newly fought with great random and force.
E. Hall.

2. A roving motion; course without definite direction; want of direction, rule, or method; hazard; chance; — commonly used in the phrase at random, that is, without a settled point of direction; at hazard.

Counsels, when they fly
At random, sometimes hit most happily.

O, many a shaft, at random sent,
Finds mark the archer little meant!
Sir W. Scott.

3. Distance to which a missile is cast; range; reach; as, the random of a rifle ball. Sir K. Digby.

4. (Mining) The direction of a rake- vein. Raymond.

(Ran"dom), a. Going at random or by chance; done or made at hazard, or without settled direction, aim, or purpose; hazarded without previous calculation; left to chance; haphazard; as, a random guess.

Some random truths he can impart.

So sharp a spur to the lazy, and so strong a bridle to the random.
H. Spencer.

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