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racked

Descriptive of timbering which is braced, providing additional support to prevent deformation.
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It racked me to recall past happiness and the greater peril there was of conjuring up its apparition, the quicker the thible ran round, and the faster the handfuls of meal fell into the water.
In effect, we presently heard him uttering suppressed groans of the most dismal nature, as this magpie proceeding racked him in every joint; but while Peggotty's eyes were full of compassion for him, she said his generous impulse would do him good, and it was better not to check it.
Macey's looking for a word from us," said Dolly; "he'll be hurt if we pass him and say nothing--and him so racked with rheumatiz.
The telephone men racked their brains to produce something cheaper to take its place, and they failed.
The canon racked his brains to discover a reason for his niece's tears.