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Rankin

[rang-kin] /ˈræŋ kɪn/
noun
1.
Jeannette, 1880–1973, U.S. women's-rights leader and pacifist: first woman elected to Congress; served 1917–19, 1941–43.
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  • Born in Glasgow in 1966, Rankin grew up in St. Albans and studied photography at the London College of Printing.

  • Now as part of a new retrospective in London, Rankin wants to capture 1000 real people from across the UK.

  • Now as part of a new retrospective in London, Rankin wants to capture 1,000 real people from across the UK.

Historical Examples
  • Mr. Rankin says that all the business formalities will be completed this week, and there will be nothing to keep me.

    The Imaginary Marriage Henry St. John Cooper
  • There were tears in her eyes, and Rankin blessed her for them.

    Peak and Prairie Anna Fuller
  • Rankin raised his arm and brought the whiplash whistling down upon the broad shoulders.

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  • Rankin, meanwhile, had got himself equipped for his long ride.

    Peak and Prairie Anna Fuller
  • "I guess not," Rankin replied slowly, as if deliberating the question.

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  • "Come, horry a little, me foine lady," Rankin heard him say.

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  • Ketchum became the commanding officer, and Lieutenant Rankin quartermaster.

British Dictionary definitions for Rankin

Rankin

/ˈræŋkɪn/
noun
1.
Ian. born 1960, Scottish novelist; best known for his series of novels featuring Edinburgh detective Inspector Rebus, beginning with Knots and Crosses (1987)
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