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- v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of muckrake.
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I have no use whatever for the critic whose heart is set on her destruction or who muckrakes it for a revenue.
"To lock horns with the muckrakes and to defend New York against all who defame and censure it the Association for New York was incorporated yesterday."
Apart from the inclusion of the apocryphal Shepherd of Hermas and Epistle of Barnabas (don't get me started on what the article muckrakes with the inflammatory comment about the Jews - yes I KNOW there are issues here about antisemitism but a quick dab in an article is surely not the way to deal with them), about which more in a mo, the main textual observations are these:
"The men with the muckrakes are often indispensable to the well-being of society; but only if they know when to stop ruck -- raking the muck and to look upward to the celestial crown above them to crown -- to the crown of worthy endeavor.