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Randan

RANDAN, a name for a boat rowed by three persons, stroke and bow using a single oar each and the central person a pair of sculls. The word is of unknown origin, and can hardly be connected with a slang term for a row or spree, which is found as early as the beginning of the 18th century and is generally taken as a variation of " random," haphazard.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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