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  • n. Plural form of wrack.


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  • Zola wracks up the misery by having each chapter start on a positive note, and end with his heroine ever nearer destitution.

    Zola and Naturalism « Tales from the Reading Room

  • Diarrhea: In the developing world, diarrhea wracks the thin bodies of tens of millions of children who have no access to diapers or plumbing ― and it kills between 1.6 and 2.5 million children every year.

    Statistics of Suffering

  • He then takes a step back and adopts the defensive stance, as there was another person being violent towards him (now making two obvious ones, and five or six offering violent and threatening language directly behind her) he draws his baton and wracks it.

    London G20 Police outnumbered and attacked « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • And hay fever, let's not even discuss how it wracks the chest when an uncontrollable fit of sneezing sets in.

    The Voice of My Body

  • Unfortunately, the "pod" devoted to movies and miniseries tends to grind the show to a halt — it might as well be called the HBO hour, because that's where HBO wracks up most of its gold these days — although at least this year we had the refreshing spontaneity of the real Temple Grandin in the house exulting over the multiple wins for her excellent HBO biopic.

    Roush Review: The Emmy Awards

  • Lipitor still wracks up $7.5 billion in annual sales, more than any other drug but only ranks seventh by popularity, with 51. 1million prescriptions last year, down from 75 million in 2005.

    America's Most Popular Drugs

  • However, war and civil war wracks the Named Lands and House Li Tam has sailed into the southern ocean, following a hint that previous events are being orchestrated by a hidden power for their own, inscrutable ends.

    Archive 2010-07-01

  • It is enough to make you sick, as the exact same arguments from the right and disillusionment on the left wracks the first term of a potential second New Deal as they did on the outset of the first New Deal.

    Stephen Herrington: There's No Difference Between Democrats and Republicans

  • The couple soon wracks up nearly $50,000 in credit card debt, thanks, we are led to assume, to Patty.

    Yvette Kantrow: NY Times Writer and His Mortgage Woes

  • Meanwhile, diabetes wracks up only $35.8 billion in annual expenses.

    Most Expensive Diseases


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