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[rav-in] /ˈræv ɪn/
verb (used with or without object), noun
raven2 . Unabridged
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  • He was all for fetchin' the doctor right off, but I told him I cal'lated we could bear with your ravin's for a spell.

    The Rise of Roscoe Paine Joseph C. Lincoln
  • And if I'd stayed there much longer and listened to their ravin's there'd have been another one.

    Thankful's Inheritance Joseph C. Lincoln
  • He had fever and was a ravin' lunatic at times, but at intervals he made out to tell me suthin' of his story.

  • We'll both be stark, ravin' distracted if we keep on this way.

    Thankful's Inheritance Joseph C. Lincoln
  • This sea of silver, "hushed and halcyon," or this sea of wrath and ravin, wild as Judgment Day.

    Vanishing Roads and Other Essays Richard Le Gallienne
  • Well, that was before you tuck to the fightin'; but I'm ravin'.

    The Dead Boxer William Carleton
  • He's ravin' crazy, Pindar Hollopeter is; he'd oughter be shut up.

    Mrs. Tree's Will Laura E. Richards
  • What we've got to do is to hustle, an' in the long run we'll find that will pay better'n ravin'.

    An Amateur Fireman James Otis
  • Guess who is upstairs, ravin' crazy by spells, and quiet as a Maltese kitten the rest of the time?

    Ethelyn's Mistake Mary Jane Holmes
British Dictionary definitions for ravin


an archaic spelling of raven2
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