rack vs wrack

rack wrack

Definitions

  • 1) A frame for holding bombs in an aircraft.
  • 2) A retail rib cut of lamb or veal, prepared for roasting or for rib chops.
  • 3) The neck and upper spine of mutton, pork, or veal.
  • 4) An instrument of torture on which the victim's body was stretched.
  • 5) A pair of antlers.
  • 6) A receptacle for livestock feed.
  • 7) A toothed bar that meshes with a gearwheel, pinion, or other toothed machine part.
  • 8) A cause of intense anguish.
  • 9) A state of intense anguish.
  • 10) Vulgar Slang A woman's breasts.
  • 11) A wholesale rib cut of lamb or veal between the shoulder and the loin.
  • 12) A framework or stand in or on which to hold, hang, or display various articles.
  • 13) Sleep.
  • 14) A thin mass of wind-driven clouds.
  • 15) Games A triangular frame for arranging billiard or pool balls at the start of a game.
  • 16) A fast, flashy, four-beat gait of a horse in which each foot touches the ground separately and at equal intervals.
  • 17) A bunk or bed.
  • 18) Thin flying broken clouds; especially, detached fragments of raggy cloud, commonly occurringwith rain-clouds.
  • 19) Same as wrack: now used in the phrases to go to rack, to go to rack and ruin.
  • 20) To go or move at a rack.
  • 21) To place (billiard balls, for example) in a rack.
  • 22) To drain (wine or cider) from the dregs.
  • 23) To cause great physical or mental suffering to: synonym: afflict.
  • 24) To torture by means of the rack.
  • 25) (rack (one's) brains/brain) To try hard to remember or think of something.
  • 26) (on the rack) Under great stress.
  • 27) (off the rack) Ready-made. Used of clothing.

Definitions

  • 1) any marine vegetation cast up on shore, especially seaweed of the genus Fucus
  • 2) weeds, vegetation or rubbish floating on a river or pond
  • 3) the remains; a wreck
  • 4) archaic remnant from a shipwreck as washed ashore, or the right to claim such items
  • 5) A high, flying clouds; a rack
  • 6) archaic or literary revenge, persecution
  • 7) archaic, except in dialects ruin, destruction
  • 8) Wreckage, especially of a ship cast ashore.
  • 9) Destruction or ruin. Used chiefly in the phrase wrack and ruin.
  • 10) Chiefly British Violent destruction of a building or vehicle.
  • 11) Seaweed that has been cast ashore or dried.
  • 12) Any of various brown algae, especially rockweed or kelp.
  • 13) obsolete Wreck; ruin; destruction.
  • 14) Any marine vegetation cast up on the shore, especially plants of the genera Fucus, Laminaria, and Zostera, which are most abundant on northern shores.
  • 15) (Bot.) Coarse seaweed of any kind.
  • 16) (Bot.) eelgrass.
  • 17) A thin, flying cloud; a rack.
  • 18) growth of marine vegetation especially of the large forms such as rockweeds and kelp
  • 19) the destruction or collapse of something
  • 20) dried seaweed especially that cast ashore
  • 21) A variant of rack.
  • 22) Destruction; ruin.
  • 23) That which is cast ashore by the waves.
  • 24) The destruction of a ship by winds or rocks or by the force of the waves; shipwreck. See wreck.
  • 25) transitive to wreck, especially a ship (usually in passive)
  • 26) Alternative form of rack, to cause to suffer pain etc.
  • 27) smash or break forcefully
  • 28) To be wrecked.
  • 29) To cause the ruin of; wreck.
  • 30) obsolete To wreck.
  • 31) rare To rack; to torment.
  • 32) (wrack (one's) brains/brain) To try hard to remember or think of something.

Examples

  • 1) ‘Plenty of magazines line the racks in the grocery stores.’
  • 2) ‘Knowing your store has a magazine rack with a fresh selection of popular titles gives your customers yet another reason to stop by.’
  • 3) ‘This autumn you will have to wade through Harris Tweed fashion features in the top style magazines and on the racks of the most expensive designer stores.’
  • 4) ‘And if you prefer to send cards the slow way, many stores have racks of red valentine cards on offer in their stationery department.’
  • 5) ‘Books were sold mostly on wire racks in drug stores and supermarkets.’
  • 6) ‘Seen on the glossy racks of a record store it's genuinely shocking.’
  • 7) ‘Tops that look like kurtas hang on the racks in departmental stores in the hip Soho neighborhood of Manhattan.’
  • 8) ‘Before you buy the clothes off the racks at the store, someone decides to put them there.’
  • 9) ‘Move coffee tables, magazine racks and plant stands from high-traffic areas.’
  • 10) ‘And if you buy a spice rack with containers, make sure they're what you want.’
  • 11) ‘For years characters like these ruled corner store comic racks across North America, earning a loyal fan base and selling hundreds of thousands of copies each month.’
  • 12) ‘She takes me across to one of the dried food stores where, in racks of jars behind the counter, are birds' nests waiting for their moment in soup.’
  • 13) ‘They walked around the store and found a rack of clothes.’
  • 14) ‘It's encased in clear plastic as if it has just been pulled from the rack at a drug store.’
  • 15) ‘I also bought three of these spice racks, which stack into one tower that takes up a lot less space in my tiny apartment.’
  • 16) ‘Some useful household articles such as letter racks, trays and wooden ladles are also on display.’
  • 17) ‘The mouse was almost as scared of me as I was of it (it could never have been as scared) and ran for cover under a spice rack.’
  • 18) ‘Today, the rack is full of magazines on every fitness subject and activity.’
  • 19) ‘Perhaps it's best to visit when you need to restock your wine rack.’
  • 20) ‘Thus, north of Kota Bharu, we turned off the main road into a fishing community where the larger freshly landed fish were cleaned and put out to dry on acres of bamboo racks.’
  • 21) ‘Glenn Jones totes a collection of obscure vintage guitars behind a huge rack of FX units seemingly fashioned from some drawers and a Zimmer frame.’
  • 22) ‘‘Where is the Line’ is a mishmash of ideas, sounding like a fight between a choir and a rack of effects boxes, with neither winning.’
  • 23) ‘There were none of the backing tapes, racks of digital effects and other complex electronic gadgetry of which Tony is so fond.’
  • 24) ‘Will Sergeant, head and hair down, concentrates on his guitar in his little corner behind a rack of effects.’
  • 25) ‘His Canadian tour consisted of the man himself, two racks of MIDI-controlled effects and a few old Macs running wireframe screensavers for the light show.’
  • 26) ‘Stalls should be equipped with a rack for hay, a trough or box for grain, and a water pail holder.’
  • 27) ‘We found that placing a bale rack inside the tank keeps cows and calves out of the tank.’
  • 28) ‘It's been done out rather stylishly, but still feels rustic, with original limewashed stone walls, and the stalls and hay rack are still there.’
  • 29) ‘Engines had a cogged pinion wheel that engaged the rack, helping them climb the slopes.’
  • 30) ‘The steering rack on a car without power steering has just two pieces: the rack and the pinion gear.’
  • 31) ‘Coupling rods from this main axle also provide power to the two pairs of carrying wheels, through which the power is transmitted where the rack is not in use.’
  • 32) ‘We now find, after only 29,000 miles, one suspension strut was loose in its housing and the steering rack is shot and needs replacing.’
  • 33) ‘Changes and improvements have also been made to the steering, which gets a quicker rack and revised power assistance pump.’
  • 34) ‘The steering system is lighter and more compact than a steering column and rack and the brakes occupy the same space as a conventional caliper.’
  • 35) ‘The fast steering rack is much appreciated here with only minute adjustments required to keep the car steady rather than sawing at the wheel.’
  • 36) ‘Maxima also gets an upgraded steering rack to refine steering feel.’
  • 37) ‘Oversized ventilated discs in all four corners and an aluminum steering rack ensure precise handling and braking.’
  • 38) ‘The quicker and more sensitive steering rack makes has a major plus side, though: racecar-sharp turn-in.’
  • 39) ‘When we finally emerged from the cave after an eight-hour trip it was as if we had spent the last eight hours on that medieval instrument of torture, the rack.’
  • 40) ‘One is not bound to regard torture as only present in a mediaeval dungeon where the appliances of rack and thumbscrew or similar devices were employed.’
  • 41) ‘Confessions were extracted and signed on the rack, and used in the place of truth.’
  • 42) ‘If you fail in the first rack of the inning, the inning is over.’
  • 43) ‘I've seen Don run over 40 racks in nine ball, says Fred Whalen.’
  • 44) ‘I ran three racks, missed one ball, and got beat five to four.’
  • 45) ‘I once told a student to shoot twenty racks of balls every day.’
  • 46) ‘Then proceed to run out the rack, finishing with the eight ball.’
  • 47) ‘Bulls and cows in the Tsaatan herd grow velvety racks of antlers.’
  • 48) ‘Such skulls, with their enormous racks of antlers, adorn the walls of castles and hunting lodges throughout Ireland.’
  • 49) ‘An adjoining room is littered with mementos of more recent island history: a rack of antlers, a rusty plow, and an old dentist's chair.’
  • 50) ‘As we departed, the family's teenage son rode up on a reindeer, its fuzzy rack of antlers almost bigger than he.’
  • 51) ‘One summer morning a rack of antlers was visible in the distant meadow where the night before a pack of 14 wolves had taken down a bull elk.’
  • 52) ‘If we clone deer at all, rather than their racks, we should select animals for duplication based on their ability to get through a rough winter or survive a drought.’
  • 53) ‘The very instant he touched it, his whole body was wracked by pain.’
  • 54) ‘He blinked as pain wracked his body and paralyzed him momentarily.’
  • 55) ‘The anguish that she felt came pouring out and she cried, shuddering as the sobs wracked her body.’
  • 56) ‘He felt helpless as he watched her fight against the pain that was racking her body.’
  • 57) ‘But all the authorities are agreed that the worst aspects of crucifixion were the raging thirst and the excruciating cramps that racked the victim till he died.’
  • 58) ‘He is wracked by fear and exhibits signs of having been tortured.’
  • 59) ‘I was wracked by conflicting feelings this Tuesday.’
  • 60) ‘You're wracked now because you cannot make amends.’
  • 61) ‘Back home he is racked by paranoia, loneliness and inextinguishable desire for Simone.’
  • 62) ‘By 9.30 I was kneeling beside the phone and the pains were now bringing tears to my eyes but bizarrely I was still racked with doubt.’
  • 63) ‘All of the way home I was racked with curiosity - What was in the briefcase?’
  • 64) ‘I must admit that the week before we left I was wracked by anxiety over the idea of crossing the ocean, but in fact, once we were under way it was fine.’
  • 65) ‘Of course, now that I'm here, I'm suddenly wracked with uncertainty.’
  • 66) ‘We only have about 5 weeks now until you come home and already I am racked with both apprehension and happiness.’
  • 67) ‘Then he tells me that he is racked by self-doubt and is never satisfied with the interviews he has conducted.’
  • 68) ‘His fight continues, even when the dreaded disease racks him.’
  • 69) ‘In the seventies we were racked with economic problems like huge inflation and double-digit unemployment.’
  • 70) ‘I was racked with convulsions as I tried to muffle the incessant hacking by stuffing my scarf in my mouth.’
  • 71) ‘She is racked by irrational guilt that she survived and Hassan did not.’
  • 72) ‘In a city racked by violence for a week, there was yet another shootout on Sunday.’
  • 73) ‘But here, the storage space is maximised with a built in rail and an ingenious shoe racking system.’
  • 74) ‘She racked the mike and went back to where Riley lay pale and still on the wet tarmac.’
  • 75) ‘Hey, I have a record out, too, and they rack it in the same rack.’
  • 76) ‘On Wednesday, cues were racked up for the last time at Metropool on the Lower Main.’
  • 77) ‘Consequently, there is a need to consider the best ways to move the product, rack it, and package it.’
  • 78) ‘At that point, rack the sled and move on to the next exercise.’
  • 79) ‘She of course has no memory whatsoever of the entire incident, and tells him to rack off.’
  • 80) ‘The class was laughing hysterically and Bree whirled around and yelled at them to rack off.’
  • 81) ‘The oven-roasted rack of lamb, basted with butter and meat juice during the cooking process, was tender, juicy and firm, and served on a bed of sautéd beans.’
  • 82) ‘Nothing on the list of entrées cracks the $18 mark, despite the presence of sirloin steak, rack of lamb, trout, and salmon dishes.’
  • 83) ‘One butcher I spoke to said that you simply could not trim a loin of pork like a rack of lamb.’
  • 84) ‘This year sees the addition of an outdoor wood-fired oven in which to cook racks of Sussex lamb and Newhaven lobsters.’
  • 85) ‘Mutton chops are still on the top of the menu, followed by broiled filet mignon, rack of lamb and a thick, crusty veal chop smothered in wild mushrooms.’
  • 86) ‘For dinner parties, people go for racks of lamb or veal rather than a roast.’
  • 87) ‘My rack of lamb was baked to perfection and nestled on a bed of peppered savoy and sliced potatoes, augmented by a delicious rosemary and orange jus.’
  • 88) ‘A rack of lamb was like the best sort of outdoor barbecue, rosy, tender with deliciously charred bits that had to be gnawed off the bone.’
  • 89) ‘With racks of lamb at superb value, as always, you should get one, cut out the individual chops, coat them with honey and mustard and pop them on the barbecue.’
  • 90) ‘Two lamb rib racks, joined, are enough for a table of eight or fewer.’
  • 91) ‘The rack of lamb, which I had at a subsequent visit, was four reasonable cutlets, again pink and tender, with a pleasant flavour imparted by the honey and mustard crust.’
  • 92) ‘I've always thought a rack of lamb was the most romantic of meals.’
  • 93) ‘And delicious as it is, the rack of lamb seems unnervingly out of place on a menu alongside sesame noodles.’
  • 94) ‘The rack of lamb was crusted with bay leaf and paprika, and expertly sliced at the table in the classic Continental style.’
  • 95) ‘He made a diced bacon, sun-dried tomato and grated Stilton salad, followed by a rack of lamb on a bed of sweet potatoes with roasted vegetables.’
  • 96) ‘The most popular item on the menu is the rack of lamb with port and redcurrant sauce.’
  • 97) ‘Try the mouth-watering rack of lamb with Yorkshire pudding and rosemary jus - superb food in a superb country.’
  • 98) ‘The food was excellent, and I highly recommend the rack of lamb if it is on the menu.’
  • 99) ‘The roast beef was a little on the dry side, but the other racks of meat were well prepared.’
  • 100) ‘If you're cooking for a lot of people, it makes sense to buy a rack of lamb and trim bits off it.’
  • 101) ‘After, and increasingly before, malolactic fermentation, the wine is racked into barrels made of French oak, often Limousin with the typical Bordeaux barrel being called a barrique.’
  • 102) ‘All three firms also sell wine refrigeration units and racking systems, which they ship all over the country.’
  • 103) ‘The firm has demolished an old loading bay and store in preparation for a building to house four fermenting vessels and a barrel racking system.’
  • 104) ‘The trick is to crush the grapes gently, then in short order, rack the juice off to a fermentation tank.’
  • 105) ‘The white is then scooped off the top and the wine racked or poured into a clean barrel.’
  • 106) ‘The barrels are topped up every week and racked every three months.’

Examples

  • 1) They were off the Balk -- the reef that at low water ran covered in oar wrack out towards the Cages.
  • 2) ‘Saw wrack is the main seaweed used, taken fresh from the shore, washed in seawater and stored briefly.’
  • 3) ‘We are still finding out where wig wrack grows, we have 70+ confirmed sites in Scotland so far and four in Northern Ireland.’
  • 4) ‘Choose an unpolluted bit of rocky coast and collect a variety of weeds such as kelp and wrack (particularly Asophyllum nodosum), boil for 15 minutes and add to the bath water.’
  • 5) ‘However, McLachlan and McGwynne quantified algal wrack as a nitrogen source for beaches as a whole.’
  • 6) ‘Isopods and amphipods spend low tide buried in wrack, where variation in temperature and humidity is strongly damped relative to the exposed intertidal surface.’
  • 7) ‘Deposited wrack may decompose in place or may be removed by subsequent tides leaving an unvegetated patch of bare soil.’
  • 8) ‘People come to pick over the beach wrack for the coiled, weather-revealed shells.’
  • 9) ‘The May scallach, coincident with the week between the full moon and the last quarter, brought one of the greatest yields of wrack of every description and species to the beach at Enniscrone.’
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