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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The German translator of the DVD subtitles for Finding Nemo, too, must have had access to the dubbing script as the identical translation of some of the character names suggests (cf Kahn, Puff, Racker, Luv).
Racker (1990) would call this a concordant identification: an empathic resonance of the therapist with the patient's experience.
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Efraim Racker, of Cornell University, offers the most persuasive statement of the individual psychopathology explanation.
Our racker prefly much runs the show, and we don't make tough demands that could kill him."
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The oscillation that took place during these times is best understood through a brief review of Heinrich Racker's elaboration of the concept of counter-transference.