from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A condition in which the teeth do not touch, but are separated one from the other by a more or less considerable interval.
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Then she puts the rake-handle over her shoulder, and the rake-teeth into his hair, and walks over the other beds.
The rods which form the backs of Windsor chairs, coach-whip handles, musket-stocks, rake-teeth, flails for thrashing grain, the bows of yokes, or the elliptical pieces which pass under the necks of cattle: all these are objects customarily made of hickory.
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