with definitions and phrases from the dictionary.com entry for rack
Framework of bars. Antlers. Former instrument of torture.
See spread-eagle. See wrists & ankles. See slow. See stretch.
Racked with pain, to rack one’s brain. The neck, the rib.
To strain beyond what is normal or usual.
Luggage. Clothing. Shoe.
See tally, see accumulate, see amass as achievement. Rack up profits.
At the pool table—rack ‘em.
Nautical: To seize (two ropes) together side by side.
Horses: Fast pace of legs moving in lateral pairs.
To strain beyond. Roof. Gun. Affixed to a wall. Current instrument of torture.
A group of drifting clouds. The neck, the rib—mutton, pork, veal.
Destruction, wreck, gait of a horse. A group of broken clouds moving in the wind.
To stretch out for drying. See stretch. See slow.
See to trash. Rack & ruin. Rack out.
Rack up. The gait of broken clouds in the wind.
What is driven. What is drawn.
-- Jennifer Jackson Berry is the author of The Feeder (YesYes Books, 2016), and her most recent chapbook Bloodfish was published by Seven Kitchens Press in 2019 as part of the Keystone Chapbook Series. Her second full-length collection, a memoir-in-verse, will be published in 2020. She lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.