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First published 1976 (SND Vol. X).
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BACK-RACK, n. The half of an animal's carcase which has the vertebrae and small ribs attached, the lying-side (see Lie, v., 7. (4)) (Rxb. a.1838 Jam. MSS. XI. 11). [Back + Eng. dial. rack, a part of the spine, the bones of a carcase, of obscure orig.]

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