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rackets

a. a game similar to squash played in a large four-walled court by two or four players using rackets and a small hard ball
b. (as modifier): a rackets court
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He wore no neckerchief, as he had been playing rackets all day, and his Open shirt collar displayed their full luxuriance.
They passed in out of sight and presently there was a most awe-in- spiring racket in the wood.
Master Friquet, the owner of a pistol and of a sword which Louvieres had given him, had organized a company of rogues like himself and was making a tremendous racket.
The good work being thus commenced, Peter beat down all before him, smiting and hewing at the joists and timbers, unclinching spike-nails, ripping and tearing away boards, with a tremendous racket, from morning till night.
Her cargo is not stowed in any sense; it is simply dumped into her through six hatchways, more or less, by twelve winches or so, with clatter and hurry and racket and heat, in a cloud of steam and a mess of coal-dust.
He was sittin' in his tent, purtendin' not to 'ave ear av the racket.
There was a winch for the pulling in of the slack; the outgoing line being controlled by a racket.
There was nothing for it but to stand our ground and take our medicine, though, from the hideous racket which now assailed our ears, and for which that first roar had seemed to be the signal, I judged that we must be in the midst of hundreds, perhaps thousands, of the fierce, man-eating denizens of the Kaolian jungle.
and kept up a din and a racket that was worse than Bedlam itself.
Apparently Miss Wilkinson overheard him, for she threw down her racket, and, saying she had a headache, went away.
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.
The long winter evenings within the castle of Torn were often spent in rough, wild carousals in the great hall where a thousand men might sit at table singing, fighting and drinking until the gray dawn stole in through the east windows, or Peter the Hermit, the fierce majordomo, tired of the din and racket came stalking into the chamber with drawn sword and laid upon the revellers with the flat of it to enforce the authority of his commands to disperse.