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 for Rake
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rake \Rake\, n. [Cf. dial. Sw. raka to reach, and E. reach.]
     The inclination of anything from a perpendicular direction;
     as, the rake of a roof, a staircase, etc.; especially
     (Naut.), the inclination of a mast or funnel, or, in general,
     of any part of a vessel not perpendicular to the keel.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rake \Rake\, v. i.
     To incline from a perpendicular direction; as, a mast rakes
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     Raking course (Bricklaying), a course of bricks laid
        diagonally between the face courses in a thick wall, to
        strengthen it.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rake \Rake\, n. [OE. rakel rash; cf. Icel. reikall wandering,
     unsettled, reika to wander.]
     A loose, disorderly, vicious man; a person addicted to
     lewdness and other scandalous vices; a debauchee; a rou['e].
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           An illiterate and frivolous old rake.    --Macaulay.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rake \Rake\, v. i.
     1. [Icel. reika. Cf. Rake a debauchee.] To walk about; to
        gad or ramble idly. [Prov. Eng.]
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     2. [See Rake a debauchee.] To act the rake; to lead a
        dissolute, debauched life. --Shenstone.
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     To rake out (Falconry), to fly too far and wide from its
        master while hovering above waiting till the game is
        sprung; -- said of the hawk. --Encyc. Brit.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rake \Rake\ (r[=a]k), v. i.
     1. To use a rake, as for searching or for collecting; to
        scrape; to search minutely.
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              One is for raking in Chaucer for antiquated words.
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     2. To pass with violence or rapidity; to scrape along.
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              Pas could not stay, but over him did rake. --Sir P.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rake \Rake\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Raked (r[=a]kt); p. pr. & vb.
     n. Raking.] [AS. racian. See 1st Rake.]
     1. To collect with a rake; as, to rake hay; -- often with up;
        as, he raked up the fallen leaves.
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     2. Hence: To collect or draw together with laborious
        industry; to gather from a wide space; to scrape together;
        as, to rake together wealth; to rake together slanderous
        tales; to rake together the rabble of a town.
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     3. To pass a rake over; to scrape or scratch with a rake for
        the purpose of collecting and clearing off something, or
        for stirring up the soil; as, to rake a lawn; to rake a
        flower bed.
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     4. To search through; to scour; to ransack.
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              The statesman rakes the town to find a plot.
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     5. To scrape or scratch across; to pass over quickly and
        lightly, as a rake does.
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              Like clouds that rake the mountain summits.
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     6. (Mil.) To enfilade; to fire in a direction with the length
        of; in naval engagements, to cannonade, as a ship, on the
        stern or head so that the balls range the whole length of
        the deck.
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     To rake up.
        (a) To collect together, as the fire (live coals), and
            cover with ashes.
        (b) To bring up; to search out and bring to notice again;
            as, to rake up old scandals.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rake \Rake\ (r[=a]k), n. [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. 'ore`gein to
     stretch out, and E. rack to stretch. Cf. Reckon.]
     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.
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     2. A toothed machine drawn by a horse, -- used for collecting
        hay or grain; a horserake.
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     3. [Perhaps a different word.] (Mining) A fissure or mineral
        vein traversing the strata vertically, or nearly so; --
        called also rake-vein.
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     Gill rakes. (Anat.) See under 1st Gill.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a dissolute man in fashionable society [syn: rake,
           rakehell, profligate, rip, blood, roue]
      2: degree of deviation from a horizontal plane; "the roof had a
         steep pitch" [syn: pitch, rake, slant]
      3: a long-handled tool with a row of teeth at its head; used to
         move leaves or loosen soil
      v 1: move through with or as if with a rake; "She raked her
           fingers through her hair"
      2: level or smooth with a rake; "rake gravel"
      3: sweep the length of; "The gunfire raked the coast"
      4: examine hastily; "She scanned the newspaper headlines while
         waiting for the taxi" [syn: scan, skim, rake, glance
         over, run down]
      5: gather with a rake; "rake leaves"
      6: scrape gently; "graze the skin" [syn: graze, crease,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  215 Moby Thesaurus words for "rake":
     Casanova, Don Juan, Lothario, aim at, angularity, ascend, backset,
     bank, barrage, be promiscuous, beat, blast, blitz, bombard,
     bounder, bring up, cad, cannon, cannonade, cant, card, careen,
     chase women, clear, climb, cog, coin money, collect, comb,
     commence firing, commit adultery, crag, cultivate, culture, curry,
     cut, debauch, debauchee, decline, delve, descend, dig, dig up, dip,
     dissipate, draw together, dredge up, dress, drop, eliminate,
     enfilade, fall, fall away, fall off, fallow, fang, fertilize, find,
     fire a volley, fire at, fire upon, force, fornicate, fusillade,
     gallant, gather, gather in, gather together, gather up,
     gay deceiver, gay dog, go downhill, go uphill, grade, grate, graze,
     grovel, gruel, hackle, harrow, hatchel, heckle, hoe, inclination,
     incline, jag, keel, lady-killer, lath, lean, leaning,
     leaning tower, lecher, libertine, list, look all over,
     look everywhere, lover-boy, make, masher, mere shadow, mortar,
     mulch, open fire, open up on, paper, peak, pecten, pepper,
     philander, philanderer, pick up, pitch, playboy, plow, pop at,
     probe, prodigal, profligate, projection, prune, pull in, rail,
     raise, rake out, rake up, rakehell, ransack, rascal, ratchet,
     recall, remove, resurrect, resuscitate, retreat, rifle, rip, rise,
     roue, rounder, rummage, sawtooth, scoundrel, scour, scrape,
     scrape together, scrape up, scratch, screen, search,
     search high heaven, shadow, shake, shake down, shaving, shell,
     shelve, shoot, shoot at, sidle, sift out, skeleton, skirt chaser,
     slant, slat, sleep around, slip, slope, snag, snaggle, snipe,
     snipe at, soup, spade, spire, splinter, sprocket, spur, steeple,
     strafe, streak, swag, sway, swing, swinger, take aim at, thin,
     thin out, till, till the soil, tilt, tip, tooth, torpedo, toss,
     tower of Pisa, turn inside out, turn upside down, unearth, uprise,
     vein, voluptuary, wafer, walking phallus, wallow, wanton, weed,
     weed out, whore, wolf, woman chaser, womanize, womanizer, work,
     zero in on

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Rake, IA -- U.S. city in Iowa
     Population (2000):    227
     Housing Units (2000): 119
     Land area (2000):     1.007538 sq. miles (2.609511 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1.007538 sq. miles (2.609511 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            65415
     Located within:       Iowa (IA), FIPS 19
     Location:             43.483451 N, 93.919498 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     50465
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Rake, IA

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