Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Such as to rake: as, a raking fire.
  • Inclining: having a rake or inclination.
  • noun The art of using a rake; a gathering or clearance with or as if with a rake; also, that which is raked or raked up.
  • noun The act of raking into or exploring something; hence, a rigid scrutiny or examination; a depreciatory overhauling; censorious criticism.

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

  • noun The act or process of using a rake; the going over a space with a rake.
  • noun A space gone over with a rake; also, the work done, or the quantity of hay, grain, etc., collected, by going once over a space with a rake.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of rake.
  • noun The act or process of using a rake; the going over a space with a rake.
  • noun A space gone over with a rake; also, the work done, or the quantity of hay, grain, etc., collected, by going once over a space with a rake.

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Examples

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