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  • n  a dissolute man in fashionable society
  • n  degree of deviation from a horizontal plane
  • n  a long-handled tool with a row of teeth at its head; used to move leaves or loosen soil
  • v  move through with or as if with a rake
    She raked her fingers through her hair
  • v  level or smooth with a rake
    rake gravel
  • v  sweep the length of
    The gunfire raked the coast
  • v  examine hastily
  • v  gather with a rake
    rake leaves
  • v  scrape gently

  • Churchill Brown Mehard raked through a personal inheritance so fast and thoroughly that in 1937 his family had him deposed as executor of his father's estate (estimated at $1,000 .
  • And it taps the government for tens of millions of dollars in federal aid every year, even though the Silver Star rakes in annual profits of about $100 million.
  • When he bet Actor Bing Crosby the he could beat him with a baseball bat, shovel and a garden rake, the match ende after one hole because Montague started off with a birdie, using .
News & Articles

  • Clare: Finding a new home
    Gosh, it’s like a Hitchcock movie! Hundreds or thousands of bees in a buzzing clump on a tree nearby. Our first impulse can be to run, spray them with a hose, call an exterminator, or poke at them with a garden rake. But the truth is, if we leave them alone, they will probably move on in a day or two all by themselves without having stung anybody.
    June 15, 2013 - Norwood Bulletin
  • Phillips’ ‘Rake’ explores Paris with a noirish twist
    “Rake” by Scott Phillips (Counterpoint, 256 pages, $25)
    June 14, 2013 - The Wichita Eagle

  • Edward Markey in DetNews.com
    On April Fool's Day, the biggest joke of all is being played on American families by Big Oil, who are using every trick in the book to keep billions in federal tax subsidies, even as they rake in record profits,said Rep. Edward Markey,...
  • Simon Pegg in guardian.co.uk
    He says a lot of things, that man,said Pegg. "He said there'd been no good British films since 1950. What an idiot. If you go to LA, you can get sucked into that. I've seen people go there and suddenly become rake-thin because there is a...
  • Charles Schumer in Reuters
    The Saudis have to understand this is a two-way street,Schumer told reporters. "We provide them weapons, our troops provide them protection, and then they rake us over the coals when it comes to oil."

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