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Jeannette Rankin
photographed in 1916


 (răng′kĭn), 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 US representative (1917-1919 and 1941-1943) and the only legislator to oppose US involvement in World War I and World War II.


(Biography) Ian. born 1960, Scottish novelist; best known for his series of novels featuring Edinburgh detective Inspector Rebus, beginning with Knots and Crosses (1987)


(ˈræŋ kɪn)

Jeannette, 1880–1973, U.S. women's-rights leader and pacifist: first woman elected to Congress; served 1917–19, 1941–43.
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Noun1.Rankin - leader in the women's suffrage movement in MontanaRankin - 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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It's great experience to work with Rankin, it teaches us about a professional way of working.
Rankin, 32, said: "Adam Jones is essentially a story about two rival chefs.
Champagne-swilling Rankin, 23, was jailed for nearly 10 years yesterday after being convicted of raping three women he wooed with flashy dates and subjected to horrific mental and physical abuse.
Rankin, whose address was given as Maghaberry Prison, pleaded guilty to making explosives under suspicious circumstances and having three prohibited 9mm Zoraki blank firing automatic pistols without the authority of the Northern Ireland secretary.
Hampshire were bowled out for 319, having prospered in the first session, rattled by Rankin in the second and then fought back in the third, led by a punchy 74 off 91 balls from Adam Wheater.
As we say in Mulerider Country, It's been quite a ride," David Rankin said.
They include virtually all the senior seam bowlers, not least Rankin who made his Test debut in the final Ashes duel during the winter.
Rankin, now 15, suffers from a rare condition called skeletal dysplasia or commonly referred to as dwarfism.
Rankin is known for the fine writing and gritty, visceral dialogue and scenes that define his Rebus series.
London: Boyd Rankin will aim to strengthen his case for an Ashes tour call-up when the third One-day International against Australia takes place at his Edgbaston home ground on Wednesday.
Captain Andrew Gale stood up to Rankin with two sixes but he was caught on 40 and is still without a fifty this season.
Aged 52 and reported to have made PS25m, Rankin remains grounded, touring extensively and appearing regularly on TV.