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 for To rap and rend
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rap \Rap\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rapped (r[a^]pt), usually
     written Rapt; p. pr. & vb. n. Rapping.] [OE. rapen; akin
     to LG. & D. rapen to snatch, G. raffen, Sw. rappa; cf. Dan.
     rappe sig to make haste, and Icel. hrapa to fall, to rush,
     hurry. The word has been confused with L. rapere to seize.
     Cf. Rape robbery, Rapture, Raff, v., Ramp, v.]
     1. To snatch away; to seize and hurry off.
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              And through the Greeks and Ilians they rapt
              The whirring chariot.                 --Chapman.
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              From Oxford I was rapt by my nephew, Sir Edmund
              Bacon, to Redgrove.                   --Sir H.
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     2. To hasten. [Obs.] --Piers Plowman.
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     3. To seize and bear away, as the mind or thoughts; to
        transport out of one's self; to affect with ecstasy or
        rapture; as, rapt into admiration.
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              I'm rapt with joy to see my Marcia's tears.
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              Rapt into future times, the bard begun. --Pope.
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     4. To exchange; to truck. [Obs. & Low]
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     5. To engage in a discussion, converse.
     6. (ca. 1985) to perform a type of rhythmic talking, often
        with accompanying rhythm instruments. It is considered by
        some as a type of music; see rap music.
     To rap and ren, To rap and rend. [Perhaps fr. Icel. hrapa
        to hurry and r[ae]na plunder, fr. r[=a]n plunder, E. ran.]
        To seize and plunder; to snatch by violence. --Dryden.
        "[Ye] waste all that ye may rape and renne." --Chaucer.
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              All they could rap and rend and pilfer. --Hudibras.
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     To rap out, to utter with sudden violence, as an oath.
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              A judge who rapped out a great oath.  --Addison.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rend \Rend\ (r[e^]nd), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rent (r[e^]nt); p.
     pr. & vb. n. Rending.] [AS. rendan, hrendan; cf. OFries.
     renda, randa, Fries. renne to cut, rend, Icel. hrinda to
     push, thrust, AS. hrindan; or cf. Icel. r[ae]na to rob,
     plunder, Ir. rannaim to divide, share, part, W. rhanu, Armor.
     1. To separate into parts with force or sudden violence; to
        tear asunder; to split; to burst; as, powder rends a rock
        in blasting; lightning rends an oak.
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              The dreadful thunder
              Doth rend the region.                 --Shak.
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     2. To part or tear off forcibly; to take away by force.
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              An empire from its old foundations rent. --Dryden.
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              I will surely rend the kingdom from thee. --1 Kings
                                                    xi. 11.
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     To rap and rend. See under Rap, v. t., to snatch.
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     Syn: To tear; burst; break; rupture; lacerate; fracture;
          crack; split.
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