(v. i.) To ease the body by stool; to go to stool.
(1) He has clamped down on political dissent, and where he has attempted to solve economic problems, he has been at best cack-handed.
(2) In a strong reaction to the Guardian's disclosure that George Osborne, Ed Balls and Danny Alexander are planning to say that an independent Scotland could not keep the pound, the SNP said the three were guilty of "cack-handed panicky" tactics.
(3) But even at the climax, he's reduced to bashing cack-handedly at the atomic bomb casing with a gold brick, trying in vain to stop the countdown, only for a CIA man to step in at the last minute and calmly flick the "off" switch.
(4) Mr Osborne has his own gaming habit, but in his case the game is to political rather than financial ends – and he is more cack-handed about it than any top banker.
(5) But there’s a feebleness and a lack of robustness about the Beeb – and obviously cack-handedness – that has allowed it to be in this position of people going: ‘Ooh, the BBC, it’s a big worry’.
(6) Another reason British television has felt so disarmed, confused as to what it's for or where it should be going, is because of the consistent, cack-handed, interference from politicians, goaded by the press, and the rather supine and scared way the broadcasting executives have failed to fight back, too scared to face the rebuke of the press headlines.
(7) As a demonstration of the cack-handed and unhelpful approach to psychological assessment those in the media seem to regularly adopt, let's assess Piers Morgan.
(8) They insist that she made Britain great again, even as they attempt, so cack-handedly, to manage serious economic failure.
(9) Trouble is that it was such a low dose and so cack-handedly presented that most of the public didn't recognise it as a stimulus at all.
(10) And the prospect of sickly, overworked adolescents hoiking up their nightshirt and lunging for a bedpan with the words, "I need a cack."
(11) It's so easy to forget how brilliant this dude is, and to conflate him with the 10 billion cack-handed music parodists that clog up YouTube these days.
(12) Rights groups said Nivat's expulsion was the latest cack-handed move by the Kremlin, which stands accused of failing to properly investigate the killings of crusading Russian journalists, including Anna Politkovskaya, shot dead in Moscow in 2006, and of using KGB tactics against reporters who displease those in power.
(13) The cack-handed attempt at electoral reform, which offered only the flawed alternative vote system , turned out to be a Liberal Democrat own goal.
(14) But some of those MPs did not like the then defence secretary's handling of the crisis, any more than they did his cack-handed defence review.
(15) Hunt took over a department damaged by cack-handed reforms of his predecessor, which antagonised doctors and nurses while proving a political disaster for his party.
(16) He rarely gets the chance to be a truly hands-on father and becomes very aware of his own ineptitude; a man’s cack-handedness with nappies is an enduring gag.
(17) In practice, the goal was probably unobtainable – though the naive, cack-handed and inconsistent execution made matters worse.
(18) However, you did not have to take any job you were offered or sign on for any cack-handed advice or sham education scheme.
(19) They know this is a rather cack-handed panicky campaign manoeuvre.
(20) The issue is not going away and the Sunday Times story may reflect a cack-handed attempt by some within the British security apparatus to try to take control of the narrative.
(n.) Same as Arrack.
(n.) The neck and spine of a fore quarter of veal or mutton.
(n.) A wreck; destruction.
(n.) Thin, flying, broken clouds, or any portion of floating vapor in the sky.
(v. i.) To fly, as vapor or broken clouds.
(v.) To amble fast, causing a rocking or swaying motion of the body; to pace; -- said of a horse.
(n.) A fast amble.
(v. t.) To draw off from the lees or sediment, as wine.
(a.) An instrument or frame used for stretching, extending, retaining, or displaying, something.
(a.) An engine of torture, consisting of a large frame, upon which the body was gradually stretched until, sometimes, the joints were dislocated; -- formerly used judicially for extorting confessions from criminals or suspected persons.
(a.) An instrument for bending a bow.
(a.) A grate on which bacon is laid.
(a.) A frame or device of various construction for holding, and preventing the waste of, hay, grain, etc., supplied to beasts.
(a.) A frame on which articles are deposited for keeping or arranged for display; as, a clothes rack; a bottle rack, etc.
(a.) A piece or frame of wood, having several sheaves, through which the running rigging passes; -- called also rack block. Also, a frame to hold shot.
(a.) A frame or table on which ores are separated or washed.
(a.) A frame fitted to a wagon for carrying hay, straw, or grain on the stalk, or other bulky loads.
(a.) A distaff.
(a.) A bar with teeth on its face, or edge, to work with those of a wheel, pinion, or worm, which is to drive it or be driven by it.
(a.) That which is extorted; exaction.
(v. t.) To extend by the application of force; to stretch or strain; specifically, to stretch on the rack or wheel; to torture by an engine which strains the limbs and pulls the joints.
(v. t.) To torment; to torture; to affect with extreme pain or anguish.
(v. t.) To stretch or strain, in a figurative sense; hence, to harass, or oppress by extortion.
(v. t.) To wash on a rack, as metals or ore.
(v. t.) To bind together, as two ropes, with cross turns of yarn, marline, etc.
(1) More than 250 borrowers contacted the Guardian to tell us how and why they borrowed and how their debts racked up.
(2) When the two sides played here 77 days earlier Stoke had racked up a 5-0 lead by half-time, the first time that had happened to Liverpool since 1976, but this time Hughes’s attackers had no delicacy around the penalty area.
(3) In one clothes shop, with racks of discounted Calvin Klein and DKNY, the manager, Sav, explains what's happened: "In this crisis, the middle classes have been hollowed out."
(4) But Nel said that for Steenkamp to have fallen on to the rack, given she was found with her head slumped over the toilet, she would have had to have got up.
(5) Around 50 suburban Chicago police departments and sheriff’s offices assisted, racking up more than $300,000 in overtime and other costs, according to an analysis that the Daily Herald newspaper published in early October.
(6) Against small diurnal fluctuations, stable vertical gradients (about 1 degree C between tops and bottoms of racks) were observed among one hour averages of room air temperatures.
(7) TfL has tried to minimise congestion by issuing permits for roadworks but said it had encountered a “repeat offender” in BT, which has racked up thousands of pounds in fines.
(8) The prospect of further demonstrations and strikes has raised fears of social unrest in a country that has been racked by street violence for the past 18 months.
(9) The second biggest YouTube channel in July 2014 was DisneyCollector, with its collection of toy-unboxing videos racking up 268m views in the month, putting it ahead of musician Shakira’s 226.6m views.
(10) Contact time (in seconds) to a circular metal rack positioned in the center of the animal activity monitor was also recorded as goal-directed exploratory activity.
(11) The spark for the longest-running protest in modern Tunisian history was lit on 17 December in the town of Sidi Bouzid, in the rural interior of Tunisia, a region of olive groves and agriculture which is racked by vast unemployment, repression and poverty a world away from the riches of the Tunisian tourist coast and the propaganda of Tunisia's "economic miracle".
(12) Removal of a cage from the rack and getting out a rat caused increase in plasma concentrations of corticosterone in its remaining cage mates.
(13) For example, the Pacers lost 107-97 , at home on Tuesday, in a game where their starting center Roy Hibbert's disappearing act reached nearly-comical levels as he racked up 0 points, 0 rebounds, 1 meager assist and four personal fouls in 12 minutes of playing time.
(14) Adoboli racked up the giant losses undetected through three means, Wass said.
(15) Certain smears, such as from semen or from serous fluids where malignancy is suspected or known, must be stained on separate racks.
(16) That enthusiasm for elegant, understated clothing and bags has paid off, as Prada has bucked the downturn to open stores around the world – 63 in the year to last September – and rack up €409m (£352m) in profit in the first three quarters of 2012, a huge rise of 50% year on year, boosted by an increase of 41% in Asian sales.
(17) At any other moment, Chilcot would have been the all-consuming subject of national debate for days or even weeks, with Blair on the rack.
(18) Over the next few years, he racked up a series of successful expeditions to peaks in the Himalayas and elsewhere, including in 1983 the first ascent of the south face of Annapurna II, just shy of 8,000m.
(19) Utensil drying racks were found in 56.0% of the households.
(20) A film based on a smutty book that now litters the racks of every last charity shop.