from The Century Dictionary.

  • To act rashly or hastily.
  • Rash; hasty.
  • noun A dissolute man. See rakehell.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective obsolete Hasty; reckless; rash.


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  • ‘Rakehell’, which used to be spelt ‘rakel’ or ‘rakle’ (Chaucer), a good English word, would be only through an error included in this list, although Cowper, when he writes

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