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A series of one or more shelves, stacked one above the other
A device, incorporating a ratchet, used to torture victims by stretching them beyond their natural limits.
(RQ:Shakespeare Merchant of Venice)
(RQ:Macaulay History of England)
A set of antlers (as on deer, moose or elk).
A hollow triangle used for aligning the balls at the start of a game.
A woman's breasts.
A friction device for abseiling, consisting of a frame with five or more metal bars, around which the rope is threaded.
To place in or hang on a rack.
To torture (someone) on the rack.
- He was racked and miserably tormented.
2011, Thomas Penn, ''Winter King'', Penguin 2012, p. 228:
- As the poet Sir Thomas Wyatt later recalled, his father, Henry VII's jewel-house keeper Henry Wyatt, had been racked on the orders of Richard III, who had sat there and watched.
To cause (someone) to suffer pain.
- The landlords there most shamefully rack their tenants.
(RQ:Fuller Good Thoughts in Bad Time)
- Grant that I may never rack a Scripture simile beyond the true intent thereof
To put the balls into the triangular rack and set them in place on the table.
To strike (a person) in the testicles.
To (manually) load (a round of ammunition) from the magazine or belt into firing position in an automatic or semiautomatic firearm.
To move the slide bar on a shotgun in order to chamber the next round.
To wash (metals, ore, etc.) on a rack.
To bind together, as two ropes, with cross turns of yarn, marline, etc.
Tending to shear a structure (that is, force it to move in different directions at different points).
To stretch a person's joints.
To fly, as vapour or broken clouds
Thin, flying, broken clouds, or any portion of floating vapour in the sky.
(quote-book) pass without noise.
1851, (w), ''(w)''
- And the night rack came rolling up.
1607, (w), ''(w)'', Act IV, scene 14
- Sometime we see a cloud that's dragonish ... That which is now a horse ... The rack dislimns, and makes it indistinct
(RQ:Bacon Sylva Sylvarum)
A fast amble.
- All goes to rack.
(quote-journal)|page=247|date=13 February 1869| passage=Now, sir, you would say a skin is a skin, we say it is a ' whole,' or a 'half,' or a 'quarter,' or a 'rack,' or a 'sucker. Suckers are skins of infant rabbits, and of little value. Eight racks are equal to one whole.|title=Rabbit Skin