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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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"The building was wrapped in petrol," Wrack told me.
Mr Wrack spoke about the firefighters' morale at a meeting lobbying for the relaunch of theHammersmith,Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea Trades Union Council, on Thursday (June 27).
They were careful to differentiate between litter in the wrack line deposits from any potentially newer waste.
Mr Wrack said progress in Scotland meant they could avoid a strike there.
Appearing before the Communities and Local Government select committee, Mr Wrack said: "I want to be very clear, these cuts will put public safety at risk."
The new acquisition will be known as Wrack Meadow Woods.
HarperScientific's Cylinder Wrack utilizes the space between the bearer and cylinder and opposite bearer and gear to support these cylinders horizontally.
Bred and owned by former Prime Minister Lord Rosebery and trained by Frank Hartigan, Wrack was an experienced Flat campaigner when making his hurdling debut in February 1914.
Wrack, an essential component of beach ecosystems, provides animals with food, and prevents beach erosion.
DARREN Wrack and Ian Roper, part of the Walsall furniture for the last decade, are among players not to be retained by the club Wrack, who has just finished his testimonial season, and Roper, who preceded him as a beneficiary, have together amassed well over 600 appearances for Walsall.
Darren Wrack's ten years at Walsall have come to an end.
FESTIVE-spirited Darren Wrack insists it is the season of goodwill to all men - including the opponent who broke the Walsall midfielder's leg.