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Search phrase: rack

Plays

 16 result(s).
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Antony and CleopatraAC IV.xiv.10The rack dislimns, and makes it indistinct,the Racke dislimes, and makes it indistinct
HamletHam II.ii.482A silence in the heavens, the rack stand still,A silence in the Heauens, the Racke stand still,
Henry VI Part 11H6 II.v.3Even like a man new haled from the rack,Euen like a man new haled from the Wrack,
King Edward IIIE3 II.i.4That rack upon the carriage of the winds,That racke vpon the carriage of the windes,
King LearKL V.iii.312That would upon the rack of this tough worldThat would vpon the wracke of this tough world
Measure for MeasureMM IV.i.64.1And rack thee in their fancies.And racke thee in their fancies.
Measure for MeasureMM V.i.309Take him hence. To th' rack with him. We'll touse youTake him hence; to th' racke with him: we'll towze you
Measure for MeasureMM V.i.313Dare rack his own. His subject am I not,Dare racke his owne: his Subiect am I not,
The Merchant of VeniceMV III.ii.25For as I am, I live upon the rack.For as I am, I liue vpon the racke.
The Merchant of VeniceMV III.ii.26Upon the rack, Bassanio? Then confessVpon the racke Bassanio, then confesse
The Merchant of VeniceMV III.ii.32Ay, but I fear you speak upon the rack,I, but I feare you speake vpon the racke,
Much Ado About NothingMA IV.i.218Why, then we rack the value, then we findWhy then we racke the value, then we finde
OthelloOth III.iii.332Avaunt! Be gone! Thou hast set me on the rack.Auant, be gone: Thou hast set me on the Racke:
The TempestTem I.ii.369What I command, I'll rack thee with old cramps,What I command, Ile racke thee with old Crampes,
The TempestTem IV.i.156Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuffLeaue not a racke behinde: we are such stuffe
Troilus and CressidaTC I.ii.139Without the rack.Without the racke.

Poems

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SonnetsSonn.33.6 With ugly rack on his celestial face, With ougly rack on his celestiall face,

Glossary

 11 result(s).
racktorment, torture, scourge
rackclouds, cloud formations
rackdrive, move with force
rackmachine of torture which stretches the limbs
rackshred of cloud, fragment of mist
rackexhaust by imposing excessive charges, reduce to poverty
rackstretch on the rack
rackexaggerate, inflate, increase
rackstretch, strain, extend
rack[of clouds] driven accumulation, billowing movement
wringwrack, rack, press down

Thesaurus

 3 result(s).
rackwring
rack, stretch on the rack
stretch on the rackrack
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