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Range, Rainge, n.2 Also: Rayne. [e.m.E. rayeng (1545), range, raunge, ME reynge (north., c1362), renge (c1430). Of unknown ulterior origin.] A kind of sieve. — 1542 Treas. Acc. VIII 130.
Expensis debursit upone the pulder myln: … for twa pannis to seith the salpetir in … for twa rangeis
1584 Whitelaw Sc. Arms Makers 299.
Ane kist for keping of paulder with ballands wechtis seis and rangis
1637 Dumfr. & Galloway Soc. XVII 327.
For rangis ane for sand and ane other for lyme
1646 Edinb. Test. LXI 237.
Ane dussone of stoup ranges
1685 Soc. Ant. LVIII 367.
A whit rainge. A beir ridle

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