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  • noun Plural form of rann.

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Examples

  • Our greatest living phonetic expert (wild horses shall not drag it from us!) has left no stone unturned in his efforts to delucidate and compare the verse recited and has found it bears a STRIKING resemblance (the italics are ours) to the ranns of ancient Celtic bards.

    Ulysses

  • Finally there exists a rich poetical literature of the last three centuries, and certain prose works such as Keating's invaluable history of Ireland, with great quantities of keenes, hymns, love-songs, ranns, bacchanalian,

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 8: Infamy-Lapparent

  • Our greatest living phonetic expert (wild horses shall not drag it from us!) has left no stone unturned in his efforts to delucidate and compare the verse recited and has found it bears a _striking_ resemblance (the italics are ours) to the ranns of ancient Celtic bards.

    Ulysses

  • I tasted enough of your ranns just now, and I don't want another taste of them.

    Poets and Dreamers Studies and translations from the Irish

  • Arrah, leave it to Hosty, frosty Hosty, leave it to Hosty for he’s the mann to rhyme the rann, the rann, the rann, the king of all ranns.

    Finnegans Wake

  • He undherstands a power o 'ranns and prayers, an' has charms an 'holy herbs for all kinds of ailments, no doubt. "

    The Hedge School; The Midnight Mass; The Donagh Traits And Stories Of The Irish Peasantry, The Works of William Carleton, Volume Three

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