To RENT. v.n.

To RENT. v.n.

To RENT. v.n. [now written rant.] To roar, to bluster:
We still say: a tearing fellow, for a noisy bully.
He’d ventured to dismiss his fear,
That partings wont to rent and tear,
And give the desperatest attack
To danger still behind its back.  Hudibras, p. iii.

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