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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR RANGES

I have since learnt that these ranges were seen by Mr. Giles, and were named the Warburton Ranges.

These ranges run east and west, and are the highest we have seen.

The ranges are wide enough, but they're a prison just the same.

In model engines it ranges from 3/8 of an inch to 11/2 inches.

On the north side the ranges rise into a background of hills.

This is a minimum of 20 feet for secondary roads and ranges from 24 to 30 feet for main roads.

I might as well be in a convent for all I get to see of the ranges these late days.

I'll strike them among the foothills of the ranges within three days.

In the month of November, the thermometer at Pontiana ranges from 78° to 82°.

On the west are ranges of distant hills, low but not uncomely.

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.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.