(Rant"ing*ly), adv. In a ranting manner.

(Rant"i*pole) n. [Ranty + pole, poll, head.] A wild, romping young person. [Low] Marryat.

(Rant"i*pole), a. Wild; roving; rakish. [Low]

(Rant"i*pole), v. i. To act like a rantipole. [Low]

She used to rantipole about the house.

(Rant"ism) n. (Eccl. Hist.) Ranterism.

(Rant"y) a. Wild; noisy; boisterous.

(||Ran"u*la) n. [L., a little frog, a little swelling on the tongue of cattle, dim. of rana a frog.] (Med.) A cyst formed under the tongue by obstruction of the duct of the submaxillary gland.

(Ra*nun`cu*la"ceous) a. [See Ranunculus.] (Bot.) Of or pertaining to a natural order of plants of which the buttercup is the type, and which includes also the virgin's bower, the monkshood, larkspur, anemone, meadow rue, and peony.

(Ra*nun"cu*lus) n.; pl. E. Ranunculuses (- ez), L. Ranunculi [L., a little frog, a medicinal plant, perhaps crowfoot, dim. of rana a frog; cf. raccare to roar.] (Bot.) A genus of herbs, mostly with yellow flowers, including crowfoot, buttercups, and the cultivated ranunculi (R. Asiaticus, R. aconitifolius, etc.) in which the flowers are double and of various colors.

Ranz des vaches
(||Ranz" des` vaches") [F., the ranks or rows of cows, the name being given from the fact that the cattle, when answering the musical call of their keeper, move towards him in a row, preceded by those wearing bells.] The name for numerous simple, but very irregular, melodies of the Swiss mountaineers, blown on a long tube called the Alpine horn, and sometimes sung.

(Rap) n. [Etymol. uncertain.] A lay or skein containing 120 yards of yarn. Knight.

(Rap), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Rapped (rapt); p. pr. & vb. n. Rapping.] [Akin to Sw. rappa to strike, rapp stroke, Dan. rap, perhaps of imitative origin.] To strike with a quick, sharp blow; to knock; as, to rap on the door.

(Rap), v. t.

1. To strike with a quick blow; to knock on.

With one great peal they rap the door.

2. (Founding) To free (a pattern) in a mold by light blows on the pattern, so as to facilitate its removal.

(Rap), n. A quick, smart blow; a knock.

(Rap), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rapped usually written Rapt; p. pr. & vb. n. Rapping.] [OE. rapen; akin to LG. & D. rapen to snatch, G. raffen, Sw. rappa; cf. Dan. rappe sig to make haste, and Icel. hrapa to fall, to rush, hurry. The word has been confused with L. rapere to seize. Cf. Rape robbery, Rapture, Raff, v., Ramp, v.]

1. To snatch away; to seize and hurry off.

And through the Greeks and Ilians they rapt
The whirring chariot.

From Oxford I was rapt by my nephew, Sir Edmund Bacon, to Redgrove.
Sir H. Wotton.

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