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  • There was a clatter above Jenny—the sound of a chain racketing along wood.

    THE FORBIDDEN GAME

  • Apart from the mosquitoes, the only creatures that seemed awake were the folks racketing along the river on jet skies, making what I would not describe as a joyful noise.

    Jane S. Smith: Want to Get Close to Nature? Stay Home!

  • They could hear the children racketing back downstairs.

    MORE FROM GINNY BATES -- LIFE WITH SMALL CHILDREN, 1991 TO 1993

  • Jerks with cult-like features, and should be met with the full force of consumer protection, anti-racketing, anti-Ponzi scheme laws.

    China Cargo Cult Blues

  • Then, in 2005 Brooklyn D.A. Charles "Joe" Hynes impaneled a grand jury and on March 30th, 2006, DeVecchio was indicted on four homicide counts relating to his relationship with Scarpa Sr., an FBI Top Echelon (T.E.) informant who only served 30 days in a 30 year career of racketing, drug dealing and murder.

    Peter Lance: Feds Move Terrorist Close to Key Murder Witness

  • The men who worked on it lived in a cloistered din of exploding pistons, racketing valves, thrumming generators—pumps, hydraulics, cams, gears, all clamoring at once, all the time.

    The Whale Warriors

  • When we think of the young Evelyn Waugh the image immediately conjured is that of a Twenties swell, brightest of the Bright Young Things, racketing about Oxford and London with the likes of Harold Acton and Brian Howard, knocking off policemen's helmets and permanently tight on champagne.

    The Family Pinfold

  • As for mothers, many of them are for escorting their daugh-ters to public places, because they themselves like racketing.,

    Sir Charles Grandison

  • Steve and his chosen, named Olive Pawle, were different; they were of a more bustling nature, fond of racketing about and seeing what was going on in the world.

    Life's Little Ironies

  • I wonder when the blue supporters will start racketing up their "its only in the news because of KMRT/Chao/Sogo payback.." response.

    Lafayette, Lee, and Hau

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