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ra kit

  • n  a loud and disturbing noise
  • n  an illegal enterprise (such as extortion or fraud or drug peddling or prostitution) carried on for profit
  • n  the auditory experience of sound that lacks musical quality; sound that is a disagreeable auditory experience
  • n  a sports implement (usually consisting of a handle and an oval frame with a tightly interlaced network of strings) used to strike a ball (or shuttlecock) in various games
  • v  celebrate noisily, often indulging in drinking; engage in uproarious festivities
  • v  make loud and annoying noises
  • v  hit (a ball) with a racket

  • The steel tennis racket has been supplanted by the racket with a perfectly round face as the novelty of the tennis world.
  • Conventional wisdom once held that more powerful racket frames led to the hard-serving power game of the late '90s.
  • If you wanted to organize a good "racket," with department stores as your particular victims, you might work it out this way: Send Miss T to New York or Chicago or.
News & Articles

  • Ethical Consumers Fight The Mafia In Italy
    To end a protection racket in Sicily, a group of businesses banded together to tell customers that they didn’t pay organized crime, so shopping there meant you weren’t, either. In 1876, Leopoldo Franchetti came to Palermo and saw a thriving city of citrus groves. But soon he discovered that the economy was based less on fruit than on extortion, backed up by murder. “After a certain number of ...
    June 14, 2013 - Fast Company Magazine
  • The "open space" racket
    Every great cause ends as a racket, which is what Bucks County’s open space program has become. Actually, to me, it always was a racket, since it should be up to the residents of a town to foot the bi
    June 13, 2013 - Bucks County Courier Times
  • JD: The "open space" racket
    Every great cause ends as a racket, which is what Bucks County’s open space program has become. Actually, to me, it always was a racket, since it should be up to the residents of a town to foot the bi
    June 13, 2013 - The Intelligencer
Quotes

  • Rod Laver in USA Today
    The best way to beat him would be to hit him over the head with a racket,Laver joked in a newspaper column.
  • Sam Querrey in Washington Post
    If I can get my racket on the ball, it's not too bad,Querrey said of Karlovic's serve. "I'm a tall guy, as well. It's up near my shoulders, where other guys it's toward their head. ...... Against a guy like him, there's a sense of urgency...

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