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RACK, punishments. An engine with which to torture a supposed criminal, in order to extort a confession of his supposed crime, and the names of his supposed accomplices. Unknown in the United States.
     2. This instrument, known by the nickname of the Duke of Exeter's daughter, was in use in England. Barr. on the Stat. 866 12 S. & R. 227.

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Gingerly I drew a long-sword from the rack. The scraping of the scabbard against its holder as I withdrew it sounded like the filing of cast iron with a great rasp, and I looked to see the room immediately filled with alarmed and attacking guardsmen.
I was about to leave the rack when my attention was attracted by the revolvers.
"Has not," they would say, "this Cornelius de Witt been locked up and broken by the rack? Shall we not see him pale, streaming with blood, covered with shame?" And was not this a sweet triumph for the burghers of the Hague, whose envy even beat that of the common rabble; a triumph in which every honest citizen and townsman might be expected to share?
"Could racks or wheels kill me so painfully as Sophia's--I cannot bear the dreadful sound.
I racked my brain, but could in no way account for an action so contrary to my conception of him.
For these heat loads, the airflow requirement of servers in the rack is expected to be less than 0.47 [m.sup.3] / s (1,000 [ft.sup.3] / min).
Roof racks are great for moving lightweight cargo around town.
Tools Shower rack kit Screws and plugs (should come provided with set) 18V drill driver 3mm drill bit Screwdriver bit Pencil or marker Find your location and mark the shower wall surface where you need to drill.
MATERIALS: Shower rack kit Screws and plugs (should come with set) TOOLS: 18v drill driver 3mm drill bit Screwdriver bit Pencil or marker 1.
TWO much-needed cycle racks have been installed at Northumberland Wildlife Trust's St Nicholas Park and Fencerhill Wood nature reserves in Gosforth.
What's new: Kagey has new products in development, including a fork-rack combination, a frame-mounted rack and a touring rack.
Figure 1 illustrates the hypothetical interaction between the server fan and the system resistance offered by the racks. The intersection between the system performance curve and the server fan performance curve determines the operating airflow rate for the server rack system.