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First published 1968 (SND Vol. VII).
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RACKABIMUS, n. A sudden jolt or fall (Ags. 1808 Jam.), a thud. [rɑkɑ′biməs]Ags. 1820 A. Balfour Contemplation 272:
For John wi' ae five minutes travail, Play'd rackabimus on the gavel. Felt for the door.
Ags. 1823 A. Balfour Foundling II. iii.:
I cam' wi' sic a rackabimus upon a tree, that the fire bruinded frae my een, an' raised a lump like a teuchat's egg upo' my brow.

[Cf. Rack, n.3, 1.]

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