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racket

Music
a. a medieval woodwind instrument of deep bass pitch
b. a reed stop on an organ of deep bass pitch
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and kept up a din and a racket that was worse than Bedlam itself.
It growls and grumbles and clicks and scratches so it spoils the music, and your machinery rumbles so that the racket drowns every tune you attempt.
He wos a wery peaceful, inoffendin' little creetur, and wos alvays a-bustlin' about for somebody, or playin' rackets and never vinnin'; till at last the turnkeys they got quite fond on him, and he wos in the lodge ev'ry night, a-chattering vith 'em, and tellin' stories, and all that 'ere.
He wore no neckerchief, as he had been playing rackets all day, and his Open shirt collar displayed their full luxuriance.
The truth is, I came to the gate, where some dozen or so of devils were playing tennis, all in breeches and doublets, with falling collars trimmed with Flemish bonelace, and ruffles of the same that served them for wristbands, with four fingers' breadth of the arms exposed to make their hands look longer; in their hands they held rackets of fire; but what amazed me still more was that books, apparently full of wind and rubbish, served them for tennis balls, a strange and marvellous thing; this, however, did not astonish me so much as to observe that, although with players it is usual for the winners to be glad and the losers sorry, there in that game all were growling, all were snarling, and all were cursing one another.
He looked at the old shops, still there, still selling the same things; the booksellers with school-books, pious works, and the latest novels in one window and photographs of the Cathedral and of the city in the other; the games shop, with its cricket bats, fishing tackle, tennis rackets, and footballs; the tailor from whom he had got clothes all through his boyhood; and the fishmonger where his uncle whenever he came to Tercanbury bought fish.
Instantly, the racket behind used car imports ground to a halt.
The applicant revealed that she had also been made a sex slave by members of the racket.
On credible information, the sleuths of commissioner's task force, in a joint operation with the local police, conducted simultaneous raids in the limits of Abids, Banjarahills, Narayanaguda Police Station and busted three organiser's cricket betting racket gangs.
FOLLOWING Delhi Police Crime Branch's busting of a kidney racket, another raid was conducted at Batra Hospital -- suspected to be involved in the same racket -- and the doctors are on radar.
me, a new tennis website, has developed a proprietary algorithm that provides a player with a perfect tennis racket.
Global Banking News-July 19, 2016--Chinese underground banking racket busted