racketeer

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v racketeer carry on illegal business activities involving crime
    • n racketeer someone who commits crimes for profit (especially one who obtains money by fraud or extortion)
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Quotations

  • Al Capone
    Al Capone
    “My rackets are run on strictly American lines and they're going to stay that way.”
  • Pete Sampras
    Pete Sampras
    “I let my racket do the talking. That's what I am all about, really. I just go out and win tennis matches.”

Usage

In literature:

As he was passing room twenty-seven he heard a great racket within.
"Frank Roscoe's Secret" by Allen Chapman
On April thirtieth, after an absence of just eleven months, we found ourselves again in the whirl and racket of New York.
"The Long Labrador Trail" by Dillon Wallace
Another fell into the brook an' made more racket than a drownin' horse.
"The Desert of Wheat" by Zane Grey
As he turned the corner, he met Dora Robson with a racket in her hand.
"A Flock of Girls and Boys" by Nora Perry
Next thing I knew Madeline hauled off and pasted the policeman a fierce one with her tennis racket!
"Plays" by Susan Glaspell
What's kept her from being trodden down by these Wissan Bridge racketers, I'd like to know.
"Between Whiles" by Helen Hunt Jackson
DOUBAN, the physician, cured a Greek king of leprosy by some drug concealed in a racket handle.
"Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1" by The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.
The racket and roar were appalling.
"On Land And Sea At The Dardanelles" by Thomas Charles Bridges
He has also consumed two hammocks, a tennis racket and the tar paper roof of the auto shed.
"The Camp Fire Girls Do Their Bit" by Hildegard G. Frey
A racket can be made from a sapling cut at such length that when the racket is completed it will be 26 inches long.
"Indian Games and Dances with Native Songs" by Alice C. Fletcher
Either you're a damn fool or this college education racket has had the same effect on you as on most other young cubs.
"The Rules of the Game" by Stewart Edward White
After the ear-splitting racket it was almost still enough to hurt.
"A Yankee in the Trenches" by R. Derby Holmes
Besides, they don't make that awful racket, an' you know who is the party that owns the shot, for every arrow is marked.
"Two Little Savages" by Ernest Thompson Seton
So when Steele established his own racket, he found one of his early aids in former Senator Robinson of Indiana.
"Secret Armies" by John L. Spivak
Phwat wid two thrips wid th' rackets an' th' dhrag av th' wolf, 'twill not be bad.
"The Promise" by James B. Hendryx
The racket reached her door, but did not pause there.
"The Pagan Madonna" by Harold MacGrath
She was full of the racket which had just taken place overhead; but to this Laurence hardly listened.
"The Sign of the Spider" by Bertram Mitford
With a mighty clatter and racket Bouzille came down the slope and stopped before old mother Chiquard's cottage.
"Fantômas" by Pierre Souvestre
If I hadn't the racket to clap over the place, I should have lost him.
"Ben Comee" by M. J. (Michael Joseph) Canavan
The three Mexicans likewise heard the racket, for they, as it happened, were not far away.
"Unexplored!" by Allen Chaffee
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In poetry:

Mi 'bacca's all done, soa aw'll creep
Off to bed, just as quiet as a maase
For if Dolly's disturbed ov her sleep,
Ther'n be a fine racket i' th' haase.
"Aw'm Havin' A Smook Bi Misel'," by John Hartley
'Er "pore dear Par"…I s'pose 'e 'ad 'is day,
An' kissed and smooged an' loved 'er in 'is way.
An' wed an' took 'is chances like a man -
But, Gawd, this splicin' racket ain't all play.
"Mar " by C J Dennis
The plunging limbers over the shattered track
Racketed with their rusty freight,
Stuck out like many crowns of thorns,
And the rusty stakes like sceptres old
To stay the flood of brutish men
Upon our brothers dear.
"Dead Man's Dump" by Isaac Rosenberg
Why did I have to return to my former home,
Wake up, dress, sit in meditation.
Cover my ears to shut out the disgusting racket.
My heart knows I can never see my dream come true.
At least I can remember
That world and sigh.
"A Morning Dream" by Li Ching Chao
How'd you know 'twas a Yankee packet?
Blow, my bully boys, blow;
Know'd her by the awful racket --
Blow, my bully boys, blow.
Wey-hey-ho, the cook was jealous, Spiled the soup and bust his bellus --
Blow, my bully boys, blow!
"Yankee Packet " by Edwin James Brady
"Gimme a ragin', 'owlin', tearin', scrap,
Wiv room to swing me left, an' feel it land.
This 'idin', sneakin' racket makes a chap
Feel secon'-'and.
Stuck in me dug-out 'ere, down in a 'ole,
I'm feelin' like I've growed a rabbit's soul."
"Rabbits" by C J Dennis

In news:

On Aug 8, Connecticut businessman Ned Lamont defeated US Sen Joe Lieberman in the Democratic primary, a triumph widely credited to the rah-rah racket produced by pro-Lamont armies stationed along the Internet.
Tennis Racket Maker Prince Sports Files for Bankruptcy.
Racketeering Lawsuit Filed Against HSUS.
The Actively Managed Mutual Fund Racket.
CAMDEN, N.J.—A southern New Jersey man has been sentenced to six months in prison after he admitted providing two defendants in a racketeering case with ammunition .
For gamblers itching to take on Lady Luck, it's only a matter of weeks before the sound of construction at the site of the city's first casino gives way to the rattle and racket of gaming machines.
The boing of birdie and racket.
What's in Season: Squash Racket .
Think of Sharpton's approval as one of his protection rackets (many candidates would prefer his silence to his endorsement, given how unpopular he remains with white voters).
Electrical Tape as Racket Cushion.
The EPA's Protection Racket Its risk-assessment practices are harming public health and the economy.
Notable deaths in news 2012-N to Z. CFL commissioner Mark Cohon tackles whole different racket .
Gang leader pleads to racketeering in DC area.
A man who authorities say led one of South Florida's most violent gangs has been convicted of federal racketeering charges.
A Palm Beach County jury on Friday convicted 30-year-old Futo Charles of racketeering and conspiracy to commit racketeering .
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In science:

An example of this is the Racket implementation of Scheme . An example of a web application implemented using Scheme and BPEL can be found in Appendix A.
Comparative Studies of 10 Programming Languages within 10 Diverse Criteria - a Team 10 COMP6411-S10 Term Report
Specific Scheme language dialects such as PLT Scheme (currently Racket), DrScheme extend the base language with constructs: modules, generative structure definitions, expressive macro system, and class systems.
Comparative Studies of 10 Programming Languages within 10 Diverse Criteria - a Team 10 COMP6411-S10 Term Report
OO-based abstractions will be discussed in the context of Racket dialect of Scheme . A class expression in Racket is a first-class value.
Comparative Studies of 10 Programming Languages within 10 Diverse Criteria - a Team 10 COMP6411-S10 Term Report
Interfaces in Racket are used to be able to check whether an object of a class implements a specific set of methods. To declare a class that implements an interface class* form is used. If a class does not implement the methods declared in the interface it extends, a runtime error will occur during its evaluation.
Comparative Studies of 10 Programming Languages within 10 Diverse Criteria - a Team 10 COMP6411-S10 Term Report
Examples are provided in Racket implementation of Scheme .
Comparative Studies of 10 Programming Languages within 10 Diverse Criteria - a Team 10 COMP6411-S10 Term Report
The operating system automatically attaches the path to the script as an argument to the command Racket.exe.
Comparative Studies of 10 Programming Languages within 10 Diverse Criteria - a Team 10 COMP6411-S10 Term Report
Racket implementation provides command-line command to parse the arguments supplied to the script.
Comparative Studies of 10 Programming Languages within 10 Diverse Criteria - a Team 10 COMP6411-S10 Term Report
The following is the implementation of a server in Scheme ran on Racket. It is taken in whole from and commented.
Comparative Studies of 10 Programming Languages within 10 Diverse Criteria - a Team 10 COMP6411-S10 Term Report
Kinks, rings, and rackets in filamentous structures.
Deformation of a free interface pierced by a tilted cylinder
This experience report on the use of Racket and Haskell to teach a required first university CS course to students with v ery good mathematical skills focusses on the ways that programming forces one to get the details right, with consequent bene fits in the mathematical domain.
Mathematics Is Imprecise
Thus the reader may be surprised at the choice I made in the first advanced course: while the first set of lectures uses Haskell exclusively, and students see it throughout the advanced course, all of their assignment programming is done in Racket.
Mathematics Is Imprecise
Racket’s uniform, parenthesized syntax (inherited from Lisp and Scheme) is by contrast relatively straightforward; the teaching language subsets implemented by the DrRacket IDE limit student errors that produce “meaningful nonsense”; and testing is lightweight , facilitating adherence to the PBD methodology.
Mathematics Is Imprecise
When I introduce more advanced features available in full Racket (such as pattern matching and macros), students can appreciate them (with the foreshadowing provided by Haskell) and put them to use immediately.
Mathematics Is Imprecise
This mes hes quite well with the reduction semantics given for Racket.) The anonymous method is inadequate for a proper exploration of proof, even at this point.
Mathematics Is Imprecise
Racket functions consuming data of these forms consist of a cond at the top level, and the table has one row for each question-answer pair (equivalently, for each pattern plus guard in a Haskell multipart definition).
Mathematics Is Imprecise
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