raciness

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n raciness behavior or language bordering on indelicacy
    • n raciness a strong odor or taste property "the pungency of mustard","the sulfurous bite of garlic","the sharpness of strange spices","the raciness of the wine"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Raciness rā"sĭ*nĕs The quality of being racy; peculiar and piquant flavor. "The general characteristics of his [Cobbett's] style were perspicuity, unequaled and inimitable; . . . a purity always simple, and raciness often elegant."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n raciness The quality of being racy; peculiarly characteristic and piquant flavor or style; spiciness; pungency.
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Quotations

  • H. L. Mencken
    H.%20L.%20Mencken
    “The objection of the scandalmonger is not that she tells of racy doings, but that she pretends to be indignant about them.”

Usage

In literature:

Among his friends his manner was vivacious, his talk racy, his criticism free.
"Victorian Worthies" by George Henry Blore
My experiences in these semi-political labors were often racy, never unsatisfactory.
"History of Woman Suffrage, Volume I"
I should be sorry to go as far as that; but I own I like his quaint, racy style.
"Lover or Friend" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
The work was in itself a fine one; original, strong, terse and racy, like him who had composed it.
"The First Violin" by Jessie Fothergill
A racy and witty talker, he loved an argument.
"War Letters of a Public-School Boy" by Henry Paul Mainwaring Jones
A book of racy and elegant short essays on subjects of everyday interest.
"The Bondwoman" by Marah Ellis Ryan
It will be truly racy to be conducted thither by this bear.
"A Romance of the West Indies" by Eugène Sue
Hence the original and racy flavor of woodsmen, pioneers, lone dwellers in Nature's solitudes.
"Ways of Nature" by John Burroughs
Always there were the cheery smile, the pleasant talk, racy with anecdotes, and the wagging tail of Robin, the pointer.
"The Romance of a Plain Man" by Ellen Glasgow
Dr. Opimian, if he is somewhat less racy than Dr. Folliott, is not less agreeable.
"Essays in English Literature, 1780-1860" by George Saintsbury
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In poetry:

Let mine be the freshening power
Of rain on grass, of dew on flower;
The fertilizing song be mine,
Nut-flavored, racy, keen as wine.
"A Prelude" by Maurice Thompson
And then the wild bird sought its mate;
The lusty bee a-booming came;
The maples, filled with racy pangs,
Let go their buds' imprisoned flame;
"Morning Dew" by Maurice Thompson
If I were a poet, my sweetest song
Should have the bouquet of scuppernong,
With a racy smack in every line
From the savage juice of the muscadine.
"Nectar And Ambrosia" by Maurice Thompson
Thanks be to Fate—though nor the racy vine,
Nor fattening olive, clothe the fields I rove,
Sequester'd shades and gurgling founts are mine,
And every sylvan grot the Muses love.
"Elegy XXI. Taking a View of the Country From His Retirement" by William Shenstone
When steadily blew the wind from shores of Thrace,
And stirred the vines of Lesbos, loaded down
With racy fruit all round Methymna town,
Lo, floating on the water, came a dead man's face.
"The Orphic Legacy" by Maurice Thompson
Your "Tam O'Shanter" is very fine,
Both funny, racy, and divine,
From John O'Groats to Dumfries
All critics consider it to be a masterpiece,
And, also, you have said the same,
Therefore they are not to blame.
"Robert Burns" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

The show was nowhere near as racy and edgy as the posters might lead a person to believe.
It's called "50 Shades of Beige " and it's the not-so-racy story of how the mattress industry got in bed with beige .
(AP) — Public libraries in several states are pulling the racy romance trilogy "Fifty Shades of Grey" from shelves or deciding not to order the best-seller at all, saying it's too steamy or too poorly written.
This time she found the boy who was crying in a popular viral video because he isn't allowed to sing a racy Nicki Minaj song.
For 40 years, Pirelli calendar has featured world's top models, often nude, in racy poses.
Kate Middleton Gets Flack for "Racy" Sheer Top.
Racy Women from Regal Times at SDMA.
Frosty the Inappropriate Snowman mashup too racy for CBS.
Lady Gaga Tweets Racy Images Before Concert.
The game encourages friends to ask one another a series of increasingly racy questions.
Kate Upton Shares Racy Photo.
The sudsy '80s show about the St Gregory Hotel was apparently a smidgen too racy for my elementary eyes.
Kim Kardashian showed off a racy look as she posed for the cover of a French fashion magazine.
Racy 'Summer Camp' Spread With Kate, Daria, and Lara in 'W.
'Girls' Star's Racy Pregnancy Pose.
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In science:

Gen er ally, the ac cu racy of the HBIM de pends on the ad e quate choice of the ap prox i mat ing func tions and the lit er a ture pro vided many ex am ples of suc cess ful so lu tions [3-10].
Research Note on a Parabolic Heat-Balance Integral Method with Unspecified Exponent: An Entropy Generation Approach in Optimal Profile Determination
We will write RACI and RARI when the random variables involved are obvious from the context.
Assisted Common Information with an Application to Secure Two-Party Sampling
It is easy to see from the definition that RACI and RARI are closed sets.
Assisted Common Information with an Application to Secure Two-Party Sampling
Moreover, as was mentioned earlier, it is easy to verify from their definitions that RACI (X ; Y ) and RARI (X ; Y ) are closed sets.
Assisted Common Information with an Application to Secure Two-Party Sampling
This completes the characterization of RACI (X ; Y ).
Assisted Common Information with an Application to Secure Two-Party Sampling
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