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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR RACKETING

Finally Ray shut off the racketing engine and let out the rusty anchor.

There were no operas, no theatres, no racketing or frolicking of any sort going on.

So you'll find lots of young people, and lots of racketing going on.

With all this racketing no soldier could be seen at the point of fire.

There was noise and racketing behind them, but they two heard nothing.

He looks much better than when he was racketing about at Leiden.

Thirdly, I have been racketing too much, and do not feel over well.

And all the while the cars were racketing along towards Boston.

And if we go pretty soon the boys will be at school, so they won't tire you with their racketing.

I believe tho', I should not be able to support London hours, and all the racketing of a London life for a year together.

WORD ORIGIN

"loud noise," 1560s, perhaps imitative. Klein compares Gaelic racaid "noise." Meaning "dishonest activity" (1785) is perhaps from racquet, via notion of "game," reinforced by rack-rent "extortionate rent" (1590s), from rack (n.1).

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.