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  • n  framework for holding objects
  • n  rib section of a forequarter of veal or pork or especially lamb or mutton
  • n  the destruction or collapse of something
    wrack and ruin
  • n  an instrument of torture that stretches or disjoints or mutilates victims
  • n  a support for displaying various articles
    the newspapers were arranged on a rack
  • n  a form of torture in which pain is inflicted by stretching the body
  • n  a rapid gait of a horse in which each foot strikes the ground separately
  • v  go at a rack
  • v  stretch to the limits
    rack one's brains
  • v  put on a rack and pinion
    rack a camera
  • v  obtain by coercion or intimidation
  • v  run before a gale
  • v  fly in high wind
  • v  draw off from the lees
    rack wine
  • v  torment emotionally or mentally
  • v  work on a rack
    rack leather
  • v  seize together, as of parallel ropes of a tackle in order to prevent running through the block
  • v  torture on the rack

  • Bjorn is already swinging like a monkey from the luggage racks, while 8-year-old Leah, bound for North Carolina with her mother, purrs and mews to imitate a cat.
  • Fashionistas with no time for real window-shopping can fire up their browser windows and sift through the racks at Net-a-Porter instead.
  • It's hard to walk more than two blocks without running into a bike rack, which helps explain why the program has already yielded a 5% drop in car traffic.
News & Articles

  • Velcro just wants some closure
    Velcro Industries has partnered with lifestyle guru Brit Morin (left) to highlight its hipper side. She shows her fans how to make everything from a spice rack to an iPhone case with the company's fasteners. Alain Zijlstra (right) became CEO of the global operation in October.
    June 13, 2013 - CNN Money
  • Elite Skekane rack review
    It has an odd name, but the Skekane is a veritable Sherpa for any rider who likes to be well equipped and has no pockets.  The tough aluminium rack is versatile – and configurable in several ways – with room for two bottle cages, a pair of CO 2 cartridges with an inflator, spare tube, levers and a mini pump. You can even hang a seatpack below it too for extra capacity.  The rack, mounting ...
    June 12, 2013 - BikeRadar
  • Elite Skekane rack review
    It has an odd name, but the Skekane is a veritable Sherpa for any rider who likes to be well equipped and has no pockets.  The tough aluminium rack is versatile – and configurable in several ways – with room for two bottle cages, a pair of CO 2 cartridges with an inflator, spare tube, levers and a mini pump. You can even hang a seatpack below it too for extra capacity.  The rack, mounting ...
    June 12, 2013 - BikeRadar
Quotes

  • Dianne Feinstein in New York Times
    To me it was just a litany of complaints that you are all just hapless victims of a system, you blame one thing or another, which most people would say is just simply the cost of doing business,Ms. Feinstein said. "Yet you rack up record...
  • Dan Buckley in Forbes
    You don't have that spinner rack of comic books sitting in the local five-and-dime any more,said Dan Buckley, president of Marvel Publishing. "We don't have our product intersecting kids in their lifestyle space as much as we used to."
  • John Hutson in USA Today
    Other than perhaps the rack and thumbscrews, waterboarding is the most iconic example of torture in history,said retired Rear Adm. John D. Hutson, a former Navy lawyer and dean of Franklin Pierce Law Center in Concord, NH "It has been...

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