In the middle was a large rack
, with angles answering to every partition of the manger; so that each horse and mare ate their own hay, and their own mash of oats and milk, with much decency and regularity.
I led her by the rope, tied her to the rack
, and scattered some grass for her.
Carefully I picked my way between and over the soldiers until I had gained the rack
at the far side of the room.
Close to the entrance where I stood was a rack
of straight swords, and as my hand closed upon the hilt of one of them my eyes fell upon the faces of two of the prisoners who worked side by side.
On one side of her lay a quantity of wooden arrows the points of which she dipped into the seething substance, then laying them upon a narrow rack
of boughs which stood upon her other side.
He looked as a tortured man might look when his tormentors gave the rack
the last turn of possible endurance.
He belonged to that race of martyrs who, indissolubly wedded to their political convictions as their ancestors were to their faith, are able to smile on pain: while being stretched on the rack
, he recited with a firm voice, and scanning the lines according to measure, the first strophe of the "Justum ac tenacem" of Horace, and, making no confession, tired not only the strength, but even the fanaticism, of his executioners.
As fast as he finished them, he flung the shirts on a rack
between him and Martin, who caught them up and "backed" them.
Finally, he insisted upon having a bowl of rack
punch; everybody had rack
punch at Vauxhall.
Seeing his hat on the rack
, she shuddered with aversion.
An honest confidence in the government under whose protection they had lived for many years, and a well-founded reliance on the good feeling and right thinking of the great mass of the community, with whom, notwithstanding their religious differences, they were every day in habits of confidential, affectionate, and friendly intercourse, reassured them, even under the excesses that had been committed; and convinced them that they who were Protestants in anything but the name, were no more to be considered as abettors of these disgraceful occurrences, than they themselves were chargeable with the uses of the block, the rack
, the gibbet, and the stake in cruel Mary's reign.
The miserable body which that frightful swarm of saws, wheels, and racks
were about to clasp in their clutches, the being who was about to be manipulated by the harsh hands of executioners and pincers, was that gentle, white, fragile creature, a poor grain of millet which human justice was handing over to the terrible mills of torture to grind.