From (etyl) raxen, .
(UK, dialectal, Northern England, Scotland, transitive) To stretch; stretch out.
* 1974 , Guy Davenport, Tatlin! :
(UK, dialectal, Northern England, Scotland, transitive) To reach out; reach or attain to.
(UK, dialectal, Northern England, Scotland, transitive) To extend the hand to; hand or pass something.
- Shoeless, he stood naked on his toes, his arms raxed upwards.
* 1825 , John Wilson, Robert Shelton Mackenzie, James Hogg, William Maginn and John Gibson Lockhart, Noctes Ambrosianæ No. XVIII'', in ''Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine , vol. 17:
- Please rax me the pitcher.
(UK, dialectal, Northern England, Scotland, intransitive) To perform the act of reaching or stretching; stretch one's self; reach for or try to obtain something
(UK, dialectal, chiefly, Scotland, intransitive) To stretch after sleep.
- Wha the mischief set him on reading me? I'm sure he could never read onything in a dacent-like way since he was cleckit—rax' me the Queen, and I'll let you hear a bit that will gar your hearts dinnle again—' rax me the Queen, I say.
Shortening of barracks.
, date = 2014-03-19
, title =
, medium = Film
, at = 44:28
, people = Clinton "Fear" Loomis
, passage = Eventually they just broke our base and took out every single one of our raxes .
* 1596 , (Edmund Spenser), The Faerie Queene , V.1:
* 1849 , , Shirley :
- He tooke it up, and thence with him did beare, / As rated Spaniell takes his burden up for feare.
- He merely passed by sheepishly with a rated , scowling look.