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- n. Plural form of rackett.
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They are broad, made like racketts, that they may goe in the snow and not sinke when they runne after the eland or other beast.
In the morning it was a pleasur to walke, for we could goe without racketts.
The snow sticks so to our racketts that I believe our shoes weighed 30 pounds, which was a paine, having a burden uppon our backs besides.
The weather continued so 3 dayes that we needed no racketts more, for the snow hardned much.
How shall we have strength to make a hole in the snow to lay us downe, seeing we have it not to hale our racketts after us, nor to cutt a litle woad to make a fire to keepe us from the rigour of the cold, which is extreame in those Countreyes in its season.
My racketts, shoos, and stokens kept me my life; I must needs save them.