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  1. racking, wrenching(adj)

    causing great physical or mental suffering

    "a wrenching pain"

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  1. racking(Noun)

    A method of asphalt shingle application, whereby shingle courses are applied vertically, up the roof rather than laterally across and up.

  2. racking(Noun)

    spun yarn used in racking ropes

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  1. Racking

    of Rack

  2. Racking(noun)

    spun yarn used in racking ropes

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  1. Racking

    Racking, often referred to as Soutirage or Soutirage traditionnel, also filtering or fining, is a method in wine production of moving wine from one barrel to another using gravity rather than a pump, which can be disruptive to a wine. The process is also known as Abstich in German and travaso in Italian. Alexis Lichine's Encyclopedia of Wines and Spirits defines racking as "siphoning wine or beer off the lees or trub, into a new, clean barrel or other vessel." Racking allows clarification and aids in stabilization. Wine that is allowed to age on the lees often develops "off-tastes." A racking hose or tube is used and can be attached to a racking cane to make the task easier. The racking process is repeated several times during the aging of wine. Several notable winemakers including Jean-Claude Berrouet and Daniel Baron still use the process as they believe it produces a higher quality wine.

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  1. arcking

  2. carking


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