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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR RANGED

With that I ranged them fair and even with my hook-em-snivey—up they go.

In his own State the Ku-Klux ranged together with the fierce whang-doodle.

The range of our talk was tremendous, and the wider we ranged the closer we drew.

He had worked and eaten and slept in their holes, he had ranged the slums of all the seas.

It ranged out over an ocean world which was all in a state of ferment and change.

The other frigates followed, and ranged themselves as supports.

They ranged themselves across the road, and one cried: "Halt!"

They ranged about full of malice against Shaddai, and looking for means to injure him.

The chests were ranged in a straight row a foot or more out from the wall.

It ranged high, moreover, and only clipped away a bit of the roof.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, "row or line of persons" (especially hunters or soldiers), from Old French range "range, rank" (see range (v.)). General sense of "line, row" is from early 14c.; meaning "row of mountains" is from 1705.

Meaning "scope, extent" first recorded late 15c.; that of "area over which animals seek food" is from 1620s, from the verb. Specific U.S. sense of "series of townships six miles in width" is from 1785. Sense of "distance a gun can send a bullet" is recorded from 1590s; meaning "place used for shooting practice" is from 1862. The cooking appliance so called since mid-15c., for unknown reasons. Originally a stove built into a fireplace with openings on top for multiple operations. Range-finder attested from 1872.

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