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1. An implement consisting of a headpiece having teeth, and a long handle at right angles to it, used for collecting hay, or other light things which are spread over a large surface, or for breaking and smoothing the earth.
2. A toothed machine drawn by a horse, used for collecting hay or grain; a horserake.
3. Perhaps a different word.
(Science: chemical) A fissure or mineral vein traversing the strata vertically, or nearly so; called also rake-vein. Gill rakes.
(Science: anatomy) See 1st gill.
Origin: AS. Race; akin to OD. Rake, D. Reek, OHG, rehho, G. Rechen, Icel, reka a shovel, and to Goth. Rikan to heap up, collect, and perhaps to Gr. To stretch out, and E. Rack to stretch. Cf. Reckon.
1. Reika. Cf. Rake a debauchee To walk about; to gad or ramble idly.
2. Rake a debauchee To act the rake; to lead a dissolute, debauched life.
(Science: veterinary) To rake out, to fly too far and wide from its master while hovering above waiting till the game is sprung; said of the hawk.

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