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 for rake-vein
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rake-vein \Rake"-vein`\ (r[=a]k"v[=a]n`), n.
     See Rake, a mineral vein.
     [1913 Webster] Raki

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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. A toothed machine drawn by a horse, -- used for collecting
        hay or grain; a horserake.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. [Perhaps a different word.] (Mining) A fissure or mineral
        vein traversing the strata vertically, or nearly so; --
        called also rake-vein.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Gill rakes. (Anat.) See under 1st Gill.
        [1913 Webster]

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