(Wrack), v. t. To wreck. [Obs.] Dryden.
(Wrack"ful) a. Ruinous; destructive. [Obs.]
(Wrain"-bolt`) n. Same as Wringbolt.
(Wraith) n. [Scot. wraith, warth; probably originally, a guardian angel, from Icel. vörðr a warden,
guardian, akin to E. ward. See Ward a guard.]
1. An apparition of a person in his exact likeness, seen before death, or a little after; hence, an apparition; a
specter; a vision; an unreal image. [Scot.]
She was uncertain if it were the gypsy or her wraith.Sir W. Scott.
O, hollow wraith of dying fame.Tennyson.
2. Sometimes, improperly, a spirit thought to preside over the waters; called also water wraith. M.
(Wran"gle) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Wrangled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Wrangling ] [OE. wranglen to
wrestle. See Wrong, Wring.]
1. To argue; to debate; to dispute. [Obs.]
2. To dispute angrily; to quarrel peevishly and noisily; to brawl; to altercate. "In spite of occasional wranglings."
For a score of kingdoms you should wrangle.Shak.
He did not know what it was to wrangle on indifferent points.Addison.
(Wran"gle), v. t. To involve in a quarrel or dispute; to embroil. [R.] Bp. Sanderson.
(Wran"gle) n. An angry dispute; a noisy quarrel; a squabble; an altercation.
Syn. Altercation; bickering; brawl; jar; jangle; contest; controversy. See Altercation.
1. An angry disputant; one who disputes with heat or peevishness. "Noisy and contentious wranglers."
2. One of those who stand in the first rank of honors in the University of Cambridge, England. They are
called, according to their rank, senior wrangler, second wrangler, third wrangler, etc. Cf. Optime.
(Wran"gler*ship), n. The honor or position of being a wrangler at the University of Cambridge,
(Wran"gle*some) a. Contentious; quarrelsome. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.
(Wran"nock Wran"ny) n. (Zoöl.) The common wren. [Prov. Eng.]
(Wrap) v. t. [A corrupt spelling of rap.] To snatch up; transport; chiefly used in the p. p. wrapt.
Lo! where the stripling, wrapt in wonder, roves.Beattie.