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Ranch, a large herding or farming establishment in the western states of America or in Central or South America, especially a large stock-farm managed by a mess (Spanish rancho) of herders, the cattle-run being termed a range.

“If God give thee not only earth but heaven, that thou shouldest rule over sun, moon, and stars, and have rule over the highest of the sons of men, it would not be enough to satisfy thee, except thou hadst God himself.”
–Jeremiah Burroughs, The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment