[raks]Scot. and North England
- to stretch oneself, as after sleeping.
- to extend the hand.
- to elongate; stretch.
Origin of rax
before 1000; Middle English (north) raxen, Old English raxan; akin to Old English reccean to stretch, German recken
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Tho' rax, the region of the body between the head and abdomen.A Guide for the Study of Animals
Here they had bought a luncheon, there Marie had first seen the Rax.
Marie had seen the Rax all her life, as it towered thirty miles or so away above the plain.
Marie stopped the sleigh at a wayside shrine, and getting out knelt to say a prayer for the travelers who had died on the Rax.
The names of colors are duplicated to express the superlative, as;—rax rax, very green; zak zak, very white.The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Volume 3
Hubert Howe Bancroft
- (tr) to stretch or extend
- (intr) to reach out
- (tr) to pass or give (something to a person) with the outstretched hand; reachrax me the salt
- (tr) to strain or sprain
- the act of stretching or straining
Old English raxan
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