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  • n. Plural form of racker.

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Examples

  • I abhor such fanatical phantasimes, such insociable and point-devise companions; such rackers of orthography...

    Shakespeare's Insult 22-23 July 2006

  • I abhor such fanatical phantasimes, such insociable and point-devise companions; such rackers of orthography, as to speak dout, fine, when he should say doubt; det, when he should pronounce debt, — d,

    Love’s Labour ’s Lost

  • One person will keep to acrostics and other word puzzles, another to mathematical brain-rackers, another to chess problems (which are merely puzzles on the chess-board, and have little practical relation to the game of chess), and so on.

    The Canterbury Puzzles And Other Curious Problems

  • In idiots [8] arrest of higher powers often goes with hypertrophy of these movements, as seen in head-beaters (as if, just as nature impels those partially blind to rub the eyes for "light-hunger," so it prompts the feeble-minded to strike the head for cerebrations), rockers, rackers, shakers, biters, etc.

    Youth: Its Education, Regimen, and Hygiene

  • Warburton and Johnson, read _vice versa_: This is abominable which he would call abhominable, which destroys the poet's humour, such as it is, who is laughing at such fanatical phantasms and rackers of orthography as affect to speak fine.

    A Select Collection of Old English Plays, Volume 2

  • Take, for instance, Master Holofernes's vituperation of Don Adrian de Armado in _Love's Labour Lost_, and see what you can make of it: 'I abhor such phantasms, such insociable and point-devise companions, such rackers of orthography, as to speak

    Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 460 Volume 18, New Series, October 23, 1852

  • The Americans are very fond of fast trotting horses; I do not refer to rackers, as they term horses that trot before and gallop behind, but fair trotters, and they certainly have a description of horse that we could not easily match in England.

    Diary in America, Series Two

  • Aaron Rogers is going to feel worse tomorrow than Neil Rackers. #fb. iamtomchang the defense saves the day for the Cards (and Neil Rackers) dennishetzel @joereedy happiest man on earth neil rackers spudrph RT @raczilla: Wow.

    Gaea Times (by Simple Thoughts) Breaking News and incisive views 24/7

  • I abhor such fanatical phantasimes, such insociable and point-devise companions; such rackers of orthography, as to speak dout, fine, when he should say doubt; det, when he should pronounce debt, -- d,

    Love's Labour's Lost

  • _point device_ companions, such rackers of orthography, as to speak doubt _fine_ when _he should say doubt_, etc.

    The Philosophy of the Plays of Shakspere Unfolded

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