from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A mangy or scabby creature.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A mangy, scabby animal; also, a scurvy person. Also runnion.
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Red Grisell, the youngest of the band, struck her comrade on the cheek -- "Faint and weary, ronion, with blood and booty in the wind!"