Quiraing (Kwee-rang'), a fantastic rock mass (1779 feet) in the N. of Skye.


Quorn, or Quorndon, a village of Leicestershire, 2 1/2 miles SE. of Loughborough, gives name to a celebrated pack of foxhounds. Pop. 2180.


Quorra, one of the several names borne by the Niger (q.v.) in its upper course.


RAAB (Rahb; Hung. Gyor), a town of Hungary, at the confluence of the Raab and the Little Danube, 67 miles WNW. of Buda-Pesth. It has a beautiful cathedral, and manufactures tobacco and cutlery. Pop. 27,795.


Raalte (Rahl-teh), a Dutch town, 11 miles NNE. of Deventer. Pop. 5795.


Raasay (Rah'zay), an Inverness-shire island, between Skye and the Scottish mainland. It is 13 miles long from N. to S., 3 1/2 miles in greatest breadth, and 24 sq. m. in area. Pop. (1841) 647; (1901) 419. Dun Caan (1456 feet) is the highest point, and ruined Brochel Castle on the east shore the chief object of interest.


Rabat, or New Sallee, a port of Morocco, at the mouth of the Ragreb, opposite Sallee (q.v.). It stands on cliffs amidst gardens, and has a fort and the ruins of the Sultan's palace. It was once the chief port for European commerce, but its harbour is silted up. Pop. 21,000.

Raby Castle

Raby Castle, Durham, 6 miles NE. of Barnard Castle, the seat (1379) of the Nevilles, and now of the Duke of Cleveland.


Racalmu'to (u as oo), a town of south Sicily, 13 miles by rail NE. of Girgenti. Pop. 16,133.


Racconigi (Racconee'jee), a town of North Italy, 23 miles by rail S. of Turin. Pop, 9875.


Race, Cape. See Newfoundland.


Racine (Ra-seen'), capital of Racine county, Wisconsin, on Lake Michigan, and on both sides of Root River, which is crossed by five swing bridges, and forms a good harbour. By rail it is 62 miles N. of Chicago and 23 S. of Milwaukee. Racine has a handsome post-office and city hall, a hospital, the Taylor Orphan Asylum, an Episcopal University (1852), a trade in lumber, flax, flour, and woollen mills, and manufactories of ploughs, boilers, pumps, wagons, linseed-oil, hardware, wire-work, cordage, furniture, refrigerators, boots, rubber, etc. Pop. 29,014.


Racow (Ra-kof'), a village in the south of the Polish government of Radom, was in the 16th century a Socinian centre. Pop. 2109.


Radcliffe, a town of SE. Lancashire, on the Irwell, 2 1/2 miles SSW. of Bury and 7 NNW. of Manchester. It has an ancient parish church (restored 1873), a ruined tower, a market-hall (1852), a co-operative hall (1878), cotton and calico works, bleachfields, and neighbouring coal-mines. Pop. (1851) 5002; (1901) 25,368.


Radhanpur, chief town of a protected state (1150 sq. m.; pop. 98,129) in Bombay Presidency, 150 miles NW. of Baroda. Pop. 14,722.


Radley, a Berkshire parish, near the right bank of the Thames, 5 miles S. of Oxford. The Bowyers' seat here was in 1847 converted into a High Church public school - St Peter's College - for 130 boarders. It has a fine chapel. Pop. 733.