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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rap, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rapped usually written Rapt; p. pr. & vb. n. Rapping.]
 1. To snatch away; to seize and hurry off.
 And through the Greeks and Ilians they rapt
 The whirring chariot.   --Chapman.
    From Oxford I was rapt by my nephew, Sir Edmund Bacon, to Redgrove.   --Sir H. Wotton.
 2. To hasten. [Obs.]
 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.
    I'm rapt with joy to see my Marcia's tears.   --Addison.
    Rapt into future times, the bard begun.   --Pope.
 4. To exchange; to truck. [Obs. & Low]
 To rap and ren, To rap and rend.  To seize and plunder; to snatch by violence. --Dryden. “[Ye] waste all that ye may rape and renne.”
    All they could rap and rend and pilfer.   --Hudibras.
 -- To rap out, to utter with sudden violence, as an oath.
    A judge who rapped out a great oath.   --Addison.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rend v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rent p. pr. & vb. n. Rending.]
 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.
 The dreadful thunder
 Doth rend the region.   --Shak.
 2. To part or tear off forcibly; to take away by force.
    An empire from its old foundations rent.   --Dryden.
    I will surely rend the kingdom from thee.   --1 Kings xi. 11.
 To rap and rend. See under Rap, v. t., to snatch.
 Syn: -- To tear; burst; break; rupture; lacerate; fracture; crack; split.