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- n. A method of asphalt shingle application, whereby shingle courses are applied vertically, up the roof rather than laterally across and up.
- n. spun yarn used in racking ropes
- v. Present participle of rack.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Spun yarn used in racking ropes.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of torturing on the rack.
- n. Nautical, a piece of small stuff used to rack a tackle.
- n. In metallurgical operations, same as ragging, 2.
- n. In the manège, same as rack.
- n. In masonry, the act of leaving-unfinished masonry, as prepared to receive future additions, in steps. Compare toothing.
- n. In mech.: The act of operating or moving a slide-rest, or other feeding device, by a rack-and-pinion motion.
- n. The act of running the hoisting-crab or trolley of a crane in or out, backward or forward, to place it in proper position.
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- adj. causing great physical or mental suffering
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Janis Ian risks a midnight soul-racking from the King of Dreams for that.
What I mean is that it gets so involved in racking up points that it misses the really simple ways to lower carbon footprint: promote restoration and reuse and conservation of materials.
Roehl, a 228-pound wrecking ball, bulldozed his way through arm tackles and showed impressive speed in racking up 200 yards rushing on just nine carries - in the first half.
LSU used seven running backs in racking up 184 yards rushing, led by Broussard's 67 yards on five carries.
The swell of water spouted up and drained down, spewing from him in racking spasms.
Indeed, Scalia even seems to be paralleling Douglas in racking up (false) accusations of ethical violations.
Another step in that process is known as "racking" - pumping the wine from one barrel to another to get rid of sediment that accumulates.
After letting it sit for 30 days, siphon the wine off the sediment (called racking the wine) and return the wine to the fermentor.
Personally, I prefer to use my debit card online as most of my purchases are under the $50 threshold and I don't like the idea of racking up interest due to bad personal experience in the past, but there are times where credit cards are at worst a necessary evil.
KAGAN: Yeah, maybe just, Casey, Anderson and I were kind of racking our brains on this, and again, doing this very cautiously, but anything about this shooting that we know about that would seem to fall into the pattern and things that seem at this point to really not fit at all, besides the weekend factor?