Besides the motions of lifting and revolving, there is provided a so-called " racking " motion, by which the lifting crab, with the load suspended, can be moved in and out along the j ib without altering the level of the load.
It has the horizontal racking motion mentioned FIG.
Phoc. 16), exercising during a crisis a disciplinary power extending to life and death over all the Athenians " in conformity with ancestral law," procuring the banishment of one, the racking of another, and the infliction of capital punishment on several of the citizens.
Racking consists merely in separating the bright wine from the deposit.
As a general rule, it is not possible by racking alone to obtain the wine in an absolutely bright condition.
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