It has the horizontal racking motion mentioned FIG.
In any,case it was a cruel blow to a man already broken by racking illness and domestic sorrows.
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.
Racking takes place, as a rule, in February or March.
As a general rule, it is not possible by racking alone to obtain the wine in an absolutely bright condition.
The second racking takes place in March or April, and the wine is now placed in casks and sent to Oporto, where it is stored in large over-ground buildings termed lodges.