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rason

[rah-sawn; English ras-on] /ˈrɑ sɔn; English ˈræs ɒn/
noun, plural rasa
[rah-sah; English ras-uh] /ˈrɑ sɑ; English ˈræs ə/ (Show IPA).
Greek Orthodox Church
1.
a long, loose, black gown with wide sleeves, worn by the clergy.
Origin of rason
1930-1935
1930-35; < Medieval Greek rháson a woolen cloth
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  • rason fell backwards, shot through the head, and a cry on the other side of the gap showed that at least one was hit there.

    Redskin and Cow-Boy G. A. (George Alfred) Henty
  • I'll feel my spirits low, by rason of the darkness, but I'm not afraid.

    Fardorougha, The Miser William Carleton
  • “Wid no other rason in life than to take it,” responded his majesty.

    Lady Eureka, v. 3 (of 3) Robert Folkestone Williams
  • That's no rason why we shouldn't still put our trust and reliance in him.

    Fardorougha, The Miser William Carleton
  • And that's jist the thruth of the rason why he wears his lift hand in a sling.

  • An' that's the rason why I think it id be better for the likes iv me to be remimbered in tradition than to be written in history.'

    The Purcell Papers Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  • Do you think I'd see thim crathurs at their dhry phatie, an' our cows standin' in a pound for no rason?

  • By the Mass, they would boil one's father if they had him on board,' while he added in a whisper—'by rason they can't roast!

    Jack Hinton Charles James Lever
  • But it's the illigant big figgur that I ave, for the rason o' which all the ladies fall in love wid me.

  • So I ups and tells her the rason we were fairly batin'—all because we couldn't find out an heiress, good nor bad.

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