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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i., n Rayne rān (Spens.) Same as Rain.
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In literature:

Up and to church, my house being miserably overflooded with rayne last night, which makes me almost mad.
"Diary of Samuel Pepys, 1663" by Samuel Pepys
The road to Chard, which crosses St Rayne's and Windwhistle Hills, is a breezy highway, and affords an extensive prospect.
"Somerset" by G.W. Wade and J.H. Wade
Rayned Deer, the Earl of Essex and the finding of the, 103.
"Notes & Queries, Volume 2, May-December, 1850, Index" by Various
One of the first who boarded our ship was Mr. Rayne, an old friend of Frank's.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. 11, No. 22, January, 1873" by Various
Colin Rayne went up to him as he dismounted.
"The Summons" by A.E.W. Mason
CARDER, W., Raynes Park, nr.
"Through Palestine with the 20th Machine Gun Squadron" by Unknown
Rayne asked me to look after him a bit.
"Chatterbox, 1905." by Various
Corne, grasse, and fieldes, mourned for wo and payne, For oft his prayer for them obtayned rayne.
"The Ship of Fools, Volume 1" by Sebastian Brandt
There was the old stone bridge, too, at Raynes Corner, six miles down the road.
"The Queen's Scarlet" by George Manville Fenn
The coming in of Farmer Raynes and his ten men had a capital effect upon the people round.
"The Young Castellan" by George Manville Fenn
Then, for the first time, I found myself wondering what could be these precious documents Rayne had told me the suit-case contained?
"The Golden Face" by William Le Queux
There ys no token of rayn: for the cloudes be both fayr and clere.
"Shakespeare Jest-Books;" by Unknown
Rayne, Bishop's Chancellor, slain, 48.
"A History of Horncastle from the earliest period to the present time" by James Conway Walter
So much better than Rayne.
"The Sign of Silence" by William Le Queux
We had to put up for the night at a country inn, somewhere beyond Raynes Park.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 98, April 12, 1890" by Various
They would gladly have shaken off his yoke, and were privately working for his overthrow, that they might have the "raynes louse" again.
"Border Raids and Reivers" by Robert Borland
But Mrs Rayne looked after the cattery herself.
"Shireen and her Friends" by Gordon Stables
Raynes' wife was one of them.
"The Corner House Girls Under Canvas" by Grace Brooks Hill
Master John Rayn published the election at the steps of the altar.
"Medieval English Nunneries c. 1275 to 1535" by Eileen Edna Power
One day it rayned in that plaine a great showre of haile, as bigge as Orenges, which caused many teares, weakenesse, and vowes.
"The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques, and Discoveries of the English Nation, Volume XIV (of 16)" by Richard Hakluyt

In poetry:

In the four hundred ninetieth yeere,
Oer Brittaine I did rayne,
After my Savior Christ his byrth,
What time I did maintaine
"The Legend of King Arthur" by Thomas Percy

In news:

The group Lakoda Rayne, which includes Wall resident Cari Fletcher as one of its members was voted off Fox's "The X Factor" on Wednesday during a double-elimination show.
For those of you who need a reminder and a head's up on what's going on this weekend in Rayne at the Frog Festival, Here ya' go.
Rayne Police Department responded to an accident on Eastbound Interstate 10 at the Rayne exit Wednesday afternoon.
Rayne sportswriter fired after "bullshit" makes the paper.
It was nothing new this week when her two remaining groups The Stereo Hogzz and Lakoda Rayne were in jeopardy of being sent home on Thursday night's results episode.
The Rayne Frog Festival will be celebrating it's 40th anniversary this year, a perfect time to bring the entire family to one of the coolest festivals in Acadiana.
Classmates of the graduating class of 1948 from St Joseph High School (present site of Rayne Catholic Elementary) enjoyed a luncheon reunion on Tuesday, Jan 25, 2011, at Chef Roy's Frog City Café in Rayne.
He was born in 1921 to Lester D and Mary (Hopkins) Steele in Rayne Township, Indiana County.
Interment will be in the St Joseph Cemetery #2, Rayne, LA.
The 2011 Beta Sigma Phi Annual Sweetheart Ball was held Saturday, Feb 12, at the Rayne Civic Center by the four BSP chapters.
The Rayne High Wolves will try to improve their season record to 4-0 on Friday as they face Ville Platte High School of 5-2A.
1997 E Jeff Davis Ave, 337 334 3517 Rayne.
Funeral services will be held Thursday October 14, 2010 at 1:00 pm in the Duhon Funeral Home Chapel in Rayne for Raleigh L Miller 74, who died Monday October 11, 2010 at Lafayette General Hospital.
Summer Rayne Oakes says new sustainable dyeing techniques are bringing fresh, bright color to the runways this spring.
Rayne, LA: 24.0 snow, greatest 24 hour and single storm total.

In science:

Res. 41, 233-241. Cash, D., Beech, J.S., Rayne, R.C., Bath, P.M., Meldrum, B.S., Williams, S.C., 2001. Neuroprotective effect of aminoguanidine on transient focal ischaemia in the rat brain.
Neuroprotective efficacy of nimesulide against hippocampal neuronal damage following transient forebrain ischemia
In particular, magnetic phase diagram with a novel multicritical point, different from those of the standard unfrustrated antiferromagnets, was observed by Johnson, Rayne and Friedberg for weakly Ising-like stacked-triangular antiferromagnet CsNiCl3 by susceptibility measurements .
Universality of phase transitions of frustrated antiferromagnets