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Related Words and Etymology

I heard the term "rack line", meaning high tide line in a news article about beaches in New England. This term is also mentioned at

It would be interesting to know if "rack" is derived from "vraic", which itself may derive from the Germanic term "wrack" ( ->, which seems to have the same root as "wreck" as in shipwreck (

--Martinlebrun 14:58, 3 March 2013 (UTC)

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