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  Rack (torture) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The rack consists of an oblong rectangular, usually wooden frame, slightly raised from the ground, with a roller at one, or both, ends, having at one end a fixed bar to which the legs were fastened, and at the other a movable bar to which the hands were tied.
In 1628 the whole question of its legality was raised by the attempt of the privy council to rack John Felton, the assassin of the duke of Buckingham.
This method of torture involved abdominal incision, separation of the duodenum from the pylorus, and attachment of the upper part of the intestine to the intestinal crank.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_rack   (940 words)

 rack - definition by dict.die.net
Rack lashing, a lashing or binding where the rope is tightened, and held tight by the use of a small stick of wood twisted around.
Rack rail (Railroads), a toothed rack, laid as a rail, to afford a hold for teeth on the driving wheel of locomotive for climbing steep gradients, as in ascending a mountain.
To be on the rack, to suffer torture, physical or mental.
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 Rack - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Rack and pinion, a type of gear arrangement used for steering an automobile.
Roof Rack, a system used on automobiles which was designed to carry sporting goods and luggage on top of a car.
In BDSM, RACK is an acronym for risk-aware consensual kink.
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 Rack - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Rack, instrument of torture used from antiquity until the 18th century.
The rack was an open wooden frame with movable bars at each end, on to which...
The most popular steering system is rack and pinion.
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 torture - definition by dict.die.net
Especially, severe pain inflicted judicially, either as punishment for a crime, or for the purpose of extorting a confession from an accused person, as by water or fire, by the boot or thumbkin, or by the rack or wheel.
Torture, whitch had always been deciared illegal, and which had recently been declared illegal even by the servile judges of that age, was inflicted for the last time in England in the month of May, 1640.
To punish with torture; to put to the rack; as, to torture an accused person.
dict.die.net /torture   (167 words)

 Jennifer's History and Stuff: Medieval Torture--The Rack
The rack dates back to Ancient Greece, but was only occasionally employed until the Spanish Inquisition brought it front and center in Europe.
It came to be the most popular torture device in England, and was nicknamed the "Duke of Exeter's daughter".
The rack was used to its fullest potential in England for about 150 years before it was deemed too cruel.
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 Historic Royal Palaces   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
At the Tower of London the rack was sometimes claimed as the invention of the Duke of Exeter, a 15th-century Constable of the Tower and so in the 16th-century it was nicknamed The Duke of Exeter's Daughter although other sources called it 'the brake'.
The rack, due to its regional variations in design, was know as the chevalet (little horse) in France, the escalera (ladder) in Spain, and the folter (frame) in Germany.
The Scavenger's Daughter was conceived as the perfect complement to the Duke of Exeter's Daughter (the rack) because it worked the opposite principle to the rack by compressing the body rather than stretching it.
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 Torture - Search Results - ninemsn Encarta
Torture (Latin, torquere, “to twist”), in law, infliction of severe bodily pain either as punishment or to compel a person to confess to a crime or...
Pain (quotations): Torture: Under torture you are as if under the…
Under torture you are as if under the dominion of those grasses that produce visions.
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 Avalon - Roll-call for Rack
Rack is a citizen of Thakria and not a member of any guild.
Rack was a Sorcerer of the old school, his life was a constant fight, from start to finish.
None were safe when Rack was on the rampage, and his skill at fighting was more than competent.
www.avalon-rpg.com /rollcall/characters/rack.html   (91 words)

 The Rack Torture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
In these barbarous times the cruel and pitiless torturers were induced to inflict the horrors of tortures, including the Rack, on prisoners by Stretching and Dislocation.
Torture methods, devices and instruments were used to inflict the deliberate, systematic, cruel and wanton infliction of physical and mental suffering.
Torture was seen as a totally legitimate means for justice to extract confessions, obtain the names of accomplices, obtain testimonies or confessions.
www.middle-ages.org.uk /the-rack-torture.htm   (360 words)

 Legal Tyranny - Medieval Instruments of Torture - The Hanging Cage - Chapter 9   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
After enduring preliminary torture like the rack, convicted criminals were often locked in hanging cages.
Hung throughout Europe's cities and towns, these cages were a part of the European landscape until the 18th century.
Victims of this instrument of torture died from hunger, thirst or the elements.
www.lawbuzz.com /tyranny/torture/cage.htm   (99 words)

 Rights on the Rack: Alleged Torture in Terror War Imperils U.S. Standards of Humanity
Credible reports now indicate that the government, with the approval of high-ranking officials, is engaging in systematic techniques considered by many to be torture.
Though not declaring them to be torture, the European Court of Human Rights found in 1978 that identical practices used by the British in Ireland were "inhuman" and in violation of various international agreements.
We have gone from a nation that once condemned torture to one that contracts out for torture services.
www.commondreams.org /views03/0306-05.htm   (1039 words)

 The Mavens' Word of the Day
That is because it derives from the rack, the medieval instrument of torture on which a victim was slowly stretched.
(This stems from the familiar rack 'a framework'.) This rack was used as a verb meaning 'to torture on the rack', and hence in the transferred sense 'to torture', and then figuratively 'to stretch or strain', which is the sense in rack (one's) brain.
Most of these racks and wracks are found in both spellings, and have been found in both spellings for centuries.
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 rack - Search Results - MSN Encarta
The rack was an open wooden frame with movable bars at each end.
Rack Railroad, railroad used in mountainous regions that uses a toothed pinion running in a toothed rack to provide traction.
That would upon the rack of this tough world
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 torture rack scene - Welcome to an essential collection of world best torture rack scene - you have found the right ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
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 Tower of London: Instruments of Torture
Before the 17th century torture of prisoners was a regular part of the routine at the Tower of London.
Probably the most infamous and most widely used instrument of torture, the rack is to date back to the ancient Greeks.
Less well-known than the rack, the Scavenger's Daughter, or Skeffington's Irons, was the brainchild of the Lieutenant of the Tower of London in Henry VIII's reign, Sir Leonard Skeffinton or Skevington - hence, by corruption, its popular name.
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 Legal Tyranny - Medieval Instruments of Torture - Head Crushers, The Rack and Water Torture - Chapter 8   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
With the accused's chin on the lower bar of this head crusher, and the "cap" over the victim's head, authorities forced this instrument down as the screw was turned.
The rack, made popular in movies and television shows, pulled a victim's body in opposite directions while water torture was imposed to simulate drowning.
Sometimes these preliminary methods of torture caused death.
www.lawbuzz.com /tyranny/torture/head_crusher.htm   (105 words)

 Al-Muhajabah's Islamic Blogs: Rights on the Rack: Alleged Torture in Terror War Imperils U.S. Standards of Humanity
Iraq's death squads: On the brink of civil war (tags: iraq torture deathsquads)
Torture evidence inadmissible in UK courts (tags: britain law torture antiterrorism)
Torture Jet Is an Open Secret in Terror War
www.muhajabah.com /islamicblog/archives/the_clipboard/004756.php   (1887 words)

 Rack, Rope and Red-Hot Pincers: A History of Torture and Its Instruments   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Abbotts Rack, Rope and Red-Hot Pincers promises A history of torture and its instruments.
However, like the coarse cloth used in drinking torture many of the entries are hard to swallow.
In places, the author copies long passages in archaic English thats so hard to understand, reading them is a torture in and of itself.lt;brgt;Still, this book does offer plenty of insight into the delightful depravity of the human mind.
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 Witch torture rack pictures   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
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 Torture Museum, Middle Ages, Ruedesheim, Rhine, Rheingau, Germany - Come and view the instruments used for torture in ...
Torture Museum, Middle Ages, Ruedesheim, Rhine, Rheingau, Germany - Come and view the instruments used for torture in the middle ages.
Visit the Middle Ages Torture Museum in Rudesheim in the Rheingau on the edge of the Taunus, by taking a trip to the Middle Rhine.
Come and view the instruments used for torture in the middle ages.
www.rhinecastles.com /torture-museum   (419 words)

 Torture Rack at Dachau Camp Picture Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
At most camp museums today, a visitor will find the wooden beating racks.
Torture was an everyday occurrence inside all the Nazi camps.
This particular rack is on display at the Dachau camp, near München.
www.rudyfoto.com /hol/dau-torturerack.html   (35 words)

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Most of the villagers, including her husband-to-be, are kidnapped, and it's up to Amethea and a few others to travel to the opposing city and rescue their people.
Amethea has been captured and sent to the dungeon to be tortured by a very odd looking little man wearing weird goggles.
She's tied, wrists overhead and ankles apart, to a standing torture rack wearing only a dog collar and a pair of tiny fl bikini bottoms.
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 English - English dict. (Wordnet) - rack   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
v 1: go at a rack, as of horses [syn:
3: work by a rack and pinion or worm so as to extend or
10: work on a rack, of materials such as leather
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 Lex Luger - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Towards the end of his run in Florida, Luger was involved in a now-legendary steel cage match with Bruiser Brody, where Brody stopped cooperating, leading to a quick exit from the ring by Luger.
In 1987, Luger went to work for Jim Crockett's World Championship Wrestling (WCW), which was under the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) banner, with the nickname "The Total Package" and began using the "The Human Torture Rack", an Argentine backbreaker as his finisher.
While Luger had Flair in the "Torture Rack" and Flair was about to submit, the match was abruptly stopped by the referee who cited (kayfabe) "Maryland State Athletic Commission" rules about a cut that had opened up on Luger's forehead "bleeding excessivley".
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 Scotsman.com News - Sci-Tech - Amazon ants use 'torture rack' to kill prey
AN AMAZONIAN species of ant employs hunting strategies similar to the macabre methods of medieval torturers, research has revealed.
The "worker" members of the plant-dwelling Allomerus decemarticulatus ant in the Amazon jungle ambush flying and jumping insects using specially constructed traps that stretch the victim out as if they were on a medieval rack.
According to a report in the journal Nature, it is the first time the collective creation of a trap as a predatory strategy has been described in ants.
news.scotsman.com /scitech.cfm?id=424032005   (332 words)

 rack - OneLook Dictionary Search
RACK : 1911 edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica [home, info]
Phrases that include rack: rack and pinion, rack railway, rack up, pipe rack, bicycle rack, more...
Words similar to rack: excruciate, extort, gouge, racked, rackful, racking, scud, single-foot, stand, torment, torture, wheel, wrack, wring, more...
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 Amazonian ants use 'torture rack' to kill prey. 21/04/2005. ABC News Online
Amazonian ants use 'torture rack' to kill prey.
A species of Amazonian tree ant builds elaborate traps to snare its prey, which is then stretched like a victim on a medieval rack before being hacked to pieces.
With cunning and patience, Allomerus decemarticulatus worker-ants cut hairs from the stem of the plant they inhabit and use the tiny fibres to build a spongy platform, French researchers say.
www.abc.net.au /news/newsitems/200504/s1350212.htm   (269 words)

 Torture Rack Han - SirStevesGuide.com Forums
Perhaps I should add that this figure must come with the torture rack as well.
And when you lower the portion with Han on it (it's hinged to the bottom), it activates the "voice" chip inside the torture device so we can hear him yelp in pain.
I don't like the silly facial expressions either, but in the case of the torture rack, it makes sense.
forums.sirstevesguide.com /showthread.php?t=21103   (622 words)

 TBIFOC: Rack torture ignored by Amnesty International
No human being deranges themself into a crash starvation diet without a severe outside influence, and that smacks of torture.
Disney digitally shank her rack for the new version of Herbie, so there's your motive.
I wouldn't put it past Michael Eisner strapping her down to a coffee table and water-torturing her into food-avoidance.
isfullofcrap.com /oldcrap/2005/05/rack_torture_ig.html   (183 words)

Example: "The newspapers were arranged on a rack"
noun: an instrument of torture that stretches or disjoints or mutilates victims
See rack used in context: 13 Shakespeare works, 8 definitions
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