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 for rant
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Runt \Runt\, n. [Written also rant.] [Scot. runt an old cow,
     an old, withered woman, a hardened stem or stalk, the trunk
     of a tree; cf. D. rund a bullock, an ox or cow, G. rind. Cf.
     Rother, a.]
     1. (Zool.) Any animal which is unusually small, as compared
        with others of its kind; -- applied particularly to
        domestic animals.
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     2. (Zool.) A variety of domestic pigeon, related to the barb
        and carrier.
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     3. A dwarf; also, a mean, despicable, boorish person; -- used
        opprobriously.
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              Before I buy a bargain of such runts,
              I'll buy a college for bears, and live among 'em.
                                                    --Beau. & Fl.
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     4. The dead stump of a tree; also, the stem of a plant. [Obs.
        or Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell.
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              Neither young poles nor old runts are durable.
                                                    --Holland.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rant \Rant\ (r[a^]nt), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Ranted; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Ranting.] [OD. ranten, randen, to dote, to be
     enraged.]
     To rave in violent, high-sounding, or extravagant language,
     without dignity of thought; to be noisy, boisterous, and
     bombastic in talk or declamation; as, a ranting preacher.
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           Look where my ranting host of the Garter comes! --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rant \Rant\, n.
     High-sounding language, without importance or dignity of
     thought; boisterous, empty declamation; bombast; as, the rant
     of fanatics.
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           This is a stoical rant, without any foundation in the
           nature of man or reason of things.       --Atterbury.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  rant
      n 1: a loud bombastic declamation expressed with strong emotion
           [syn: harangue, rant, ranting]
      2: pompous or pretentious talk or writing [syn: bombast,
         fustian, rant, claptrap, blah]
      v 1: talk in a noisy, excited, or declamatory manner [syn:
           rant, mouth off, jabber, spout, rabbit on,
           rave]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  226 Moby Thesaurus words for "rant":
     absurdity, act, amphigory, assault, attack, babble, babblement,
     balderdash, barbarize, batter, bawl out, be angry, be excitable,
     be insane, be livid, be pissed, bellow, berate, bibble-babble,
     blabber, blather, blow a gasket, blow up, bluff, bluster,
     bluster and bluff, blustering, boastfulness, boil, bombast,
     bombastry, bounce, brag, bravado, browned off, brutalize, bully,
     bullying, burn, bustle, butcher, carry on, catch fire,
     catch the infection, chafe, claptrap, come apart, debate, declaim,
     demagogue, destroy, dote, double-talk, drivel, drool, elocute,
     excite easily, expatiate, explode, expound, fanfaronade,
     fiddle-faddle, fiddledeedee, fire up, flame up, flare up, flash up,
     flatulence, flip, flummery, flurry, fluster, folderol, fret, fudge,
     fume, fuss, fustian, gabble, galimatias, gammon, gasconade,
     get excited, gibber, gibberish, gibble-gabble, go into hysterics,
     go on, gobbledygook, grimace, ham, ham it up, hammer, harangue,
     have a conniption, have a demon, have a tantrum, hector, hectoring,
     highfalutin, histrionics, hit the ceiling, hocus-pocus, hold forth,
     hot air, huff, humbug, intimidate, intimidation, jabber, jargon,
     jaw, lash, lay waste, lecture, lexiphanicism, loot, maul, mouth,
     mug, mumbo jumbo, narrishkeit, niaiserie, nonsense, orate,
     out-herod Herod, overact, overdramatize, pack of nonsense, palaver,
     perorate, philippic, pillage, pissed off, pomposity, pontificate,
     prate, prattle, preach, rabble-rouse, rag, rage, rail, raise Cain,
     raise hell, raise the devil, raise the roof, ramble, ramp, rampage,
     rant and rave, rape, rate, rave, read, ream out, recite, rhapsody,
     rhetoric, rigamarole, rigmarole, riot, roar, rodomontade, roister,
     rollick, rubbish, ruin, run a temperature, run amok, run mad, sack,
     savage, seethe, side, simmer, sizzle, skimble-skamble, slang,
     slaughter, slaver, slobber, smoke, smolder, soapbox, sow chaos,
     speak, spiel, splutter, spout, sputter, stew, storm,
     stuff and nonsense, stultiloquence, swagger, swashbuckle,
     swashbucklery, take fire, take on, tear, tear around, terrorize,
     theatrics, throw a fit, throw away, tirade, trash, trumpery,
     trumpet, tub-thump, turgidity, turn a hair, twaddle, twattle,
     twiddle-twaddle, underact, vandalize, vapor, vaporing, violate,
     vituperate, vociferate, waffling, wander, wreck
  
  

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