adverb see rack IV

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • rackingly — rack·ing·ly …   English syllables

  • rackingly — adverb Etymology: racking (present participle of rack) (IV) + ly : in a racking manner : so as to shake or strain …   Useful english dictionary

  • rack — I. noun Etymology: Middle English rak rain cloud, rapid movement Date: 14th century a wind driven mass of high often broken clouds II. intransitive verb Date: 1590 to fly or scud in high wind III. noun Etymology: Middle English, probably from… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • rack — rack1 rackingly, adv. /rak/, n. 1. a framework of bars, wires, or pegs on which articles are arranged or deposited: a clothes rack; a luggage rack. 2. a fixture containing several tiered shelves, often affixed to a wall: a book rack; a spice rack …   Universalium

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