Although the preindustrial African landscape inspires with its uninterrupted vistas and vast expanses of open terrain, the (European) individual encountering this "newborn world" is made to feel, like young Tom Stubbs in Butler's historical "children's novel" A Rackety
Colt, "very small": the valleys "seem bigger and more bare, the distances greater, the whole world so lonely and quiet" (1989: 28, 37).
Modern Istanbul is a pleasantly rackety
assault on the senses, stuffed with reminders of its exotic, historic evolution.
However, in 1901 Santos-Dumont constructed an oblong balloon pointed at both ends, fitted with a rackety
automobile engine, and so has been given credit for inventing the dirigible.
With the assurance of this legacy casting a rosy hue over his future, Thackeray, thrilled to exchange the spartan Charterhouse for Cambridge, threw himself into wine parties, dinners, the theater, rackety
visits to Paris, cards (he was what would nowadays be called a compulsive gambler), sartorial excess, and (unlike Arthur Pendennis, denied such joys by the prudery of the Victorian reading public) casual sex.
Scottish Labour is a rackety
, ramshackle bone-shaker whose wheels keep coming off.
After eight years ofwelfare cuts and "tough love" there is a good case for arguing (notwithstanding his rackety
personal life) that by alienating the base support, this led directly toAl Gore''s defeat in the 2000 Presidential elections.
Rickety was the house in its hollow under the birches, off the track where rackety
trams drew loads of limestone down to the quay.
Still and all they staggered on until the beginning of the 20th Century, by which time the piggy bank was ringing truly hollow and the family reduced to two rackety
When the office clerk went on holiday, he all but shoved me into her seat probably so I could watch out for him through the window separating the office from the steamy-filled, rackety
cavern where the women had him at their mercy.
Seasonal drunkenness is part of the scene at Christmas and the fancy hats, appalling disco and rackety
food lead on to more serious remarks about cost-cutting, the fear of redundancies, the worry about newcomers entering the scene, punctuality, failed marriages and all the other things which most of us have experienced in our working lives.
The very opposite of the rather rackety
love life led by Jack Nicholson, for instance.
Abe Vigoda - Skeleton Boisterous arty vibe, atonal vocals, scratchy guitar, and noisy drums - a sort of a rackety