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wrack1

Saltos de línea: wrack

verbo

Variant spelling of rack1 (sense 1) of the verb).

Uso

On the complicated relationship between wrack and rack, see rack1 (usage).

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wrack2

Saltos de línea: wrack

sustantivo

[mass noun]
Any of a number of coarse brown seaweeds which grow on the shoreline, frequently each kind forming a distinct band in relation to high- and low-water marks. Many have air bladders for buoyancy.
  • Genera Fucus, Ascophyllum, and Pelvetia, class Phaeophyceae
Example sentences
  • Saw wrack is the main seaweed used, taken fresh from the shore, washed in seawater and stored briefly.
  • We are still finding out where wig wrack grows, we have 70+ confirmed sites in Scotland so far and four in Northern Ireland.
  • Choose an unpolluted bit of rocky coast and collect a variety of weeds such as kelp and wrack (particularly Asophyllum nodosum), boil for 15 minutes and add to the bath water.

Origen

early 16th century: apparently from wrack4; compare with varec.

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  • rack from (Middle English):

    The rack is the name of a medieval instrument of torture. It consisted of a frame on which a victim was stretched by turning rollers to which their wrists and ankles were tied. To rack someone was to torture them on this device, and from this we get rack your brains (late 16th century) to mean ‘to make a great effort to think of or remember something’. The rack (Middle English) that you stand things on is related, and both come from German rek ‘horizontal bar or shelf’. This is not, however, the origin of winemaking rack meaning ‘draw off from the sediment’ (Late Middle English). This is from Provençal arracar, from raca ‘stems and husks of grapes, dregs’. Another use of rack (late 16th century) represents yet another word. When something deteriorates through neglect we may say that it is going to rack and ruin. Rack here is a variant spelling of wrack, meaning ‘destruction’ and is related to wreck.

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Saltos de línea: wrack
(also rack)

sustantivo

A mass of high, thick, fast-moving cloud: there was a thin moon, a wrack of cloud
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • And there is blasting thunder in the night, and the soaking millionfooted rain, and one looks out at morning on a stormy sky, a broken wrack of cloud.
  • High in the sky, a crescent moon rides through a wrack of cloud.

Origen

late Middle English: variant of rack5.

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  • rack from (Middle English):

    The rack is the name of a medieval instrument of torture. It consisted of a frame on which a victim was stretched by turning rollers to which their wrists and ankles were tied. To rack someone was to torture them on this device, and from this we get rack your brains (late 16th century) to mean ‘to make a great effort to think of or remember something’. The rack (Middle English) that you stand things on is related, and both come from German rek ‘horizontal bar or shelf’. This is not, however, the origin of winemaking rack meaning ‘draw off from the sediment’ (Late Middle English). This is from Provençal arracar, from raca ‘stems and husks of grapes, dregs’. Another use of rack (late 16th century) represents yet another word. When something deteriorates through neglect we may say that it is going to rack and ruin. Rack here is a variant spelling of wrack, meaning ‘destruction’ and is related to wreck.

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Saltos de línea: wrack

sustantivo

archaic or dialect
1A wrecked ship; a shipwreck.
Example sentences
  • This ancient chart of the "Spanish wrack" as it is labeled, is owned by the present Duke of Argyll, and has been used by the modern treasure seekers who are unable even with its aid to find the remains of the Florencia, so deeply have her timbers sunk in the tide-swept silt of the bay.
  • They spent more time underwater then on the dry Egyptian land, saw lots of fish, some ship wracks, dived at night, into caves and at the end of it all got their Advanced Diver certification.
1.1 [mass noun] Wreckage.
Example sentences
  • The discovery of a fishing lure is always a thrill, a karmic giveback for all the lures I’ve lost, a present poking out of the wrack and flotsam, given away by the attached rat's nest of mono filament.
  • Together, they collect flotsam and wrack that tell of shipwrecks, shifting undersea tectonic plates, the birth and death of sea creatures, their migrations and molts.

Origen

late Middle English: from Middle Dutch wrak; related to wreak and wreck.

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  • rack from (Middle English):

    The rack is the name of a medieval instrument of torture. It consisted of a frame on which a victim was stretched by turning rollers to which their wrists and ankles were tied. To rack someone was to torture them on this device, and from this we get rack your brains (late 16th century) to mean ‘to make a great effort to think of or remember something’. The rack (Middle English) that you stand things on is related, and both come from German rek ‘horizontal bar or shelf’. This is not, however, the origin of winemaking rack meaning ‘draw off from the sediment’ (Late Middle English). This is from Provençal arracar, from raca ‘stems and husks of grapes, dregs’. Another use of rack (late 16th century) represents yet another word. When something deteriorates through neglect we may say that it is going to rack and ruin. Rack here is a variant spelling of wrack, meaning ‘destruction’ and is related to wreck.

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