from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Rankin, Jeannette 1880-1973. American reformer and politician. A leader in the women's suffrage movement in Montana, her home state, she later was the first woman U.S. representative (1917-1919 and 1941-1943) and the only legislator to oppose U.S. involvement in both World Wars.

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  • proper n. A Scottish and Northern Irish surname, from a diminutive of the name Ronald.

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  • n. leader in the women's suffrage movement in Montana; the first woman to serve in the United States House of Representatives (1880-1973)


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  • Danny Ruskin, (guest star Kevin Rankin), who still blames Jane for his sister's death.

    The Mentalist: Meet Patrick Jane's Brother-in Law

  • Rankin is also noted for being the only member of Congress to vote against the U.S. entering WWII (pacifism being a "woman's issue").

    Tina Dupuy: The Incredible Shrinking Women

  • "Neanderthal" and "blood lust" were some of the phrases animal-rights campaigners used today to describe Jean's cultural encounter in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, in which the Queen's representative sliced off and sampled a piece of seal heart from the dripping carcass of a freshly slaughtered seal.

    Canada's Governor General reeks of awesomeness (and just a hint of seal heart)

  • Ian Rankin is mentioned again at Danuta Kean's blog, but only in passing, as the post is mainly an interview with Karin Slaughter, published in the Independent.

    God, Rankin, violence and librarians

  • Unlike Rebus, Rankin is in his forties, with decades of work ahead of him.

    Kristine Kathryn Rusch » 2008 » July

  • All the doctrine does now is protect people like the dispatcher in Rankin v. McPherson, who is contributing nothing to information about the government's operations, but is just blowing off steam.


  • I'm not even worried if on-the-job speech that isn't part of an employee's duties isn't protected -- that is, I think we could say that the speech in Rankin isn't protected with very little cost to the First Amendment.


  • As far as I know Ian Rankin is read as widely in Wales as he is in Scotland, and England.

    Do You Write Red or Blue State Books?

  • Ian Rankin is one of my favorite writers - of any genre.


  • But I also learned Rankin is Britain's best selling author and that he's an exceptionally good writer so I've found a collection of his short stories to try.



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