How to use Rake in a sentence
I remember seeing some pictures of Granddad on an old rake like that.
He went to the rake.
Little can be done in the flower garden, except to clean off all dead stalks, and straw up tender roses, vines, &c., and, wherever there is time, to dig up and rake the borders, as it will greatly facilitate spring work.
An old sickle mower and rake with their high metal seats were the only items she recognized.
The word "rake" has been used since the 17th century in the sense of a man of a dissolute or dissipated character.Advertisement
In military and naval use "to rake" means to enfilade, to fire so that the shot may pass lengthwise along a ship, a line of soldiers, entrenchments, &c. In the nautical sense of the projection or slope of a ship's bows or stern or the inclination of a mast, the word is apparently an adaptation of the Scandinavian raka, to reach, in the sense of reach forward.
The mud rake for mixing mortar is rather narrower than the modern form.
A shameless rake and a man of uncontrollable temper, his massacre of the people of Perugia after a rebellion in 1540 and the unspeakable outrage he committed on the bishop of Fano are typical of his character.
For the purpose of discharging the coke from the retort either compressed air or hydraulic machinery is employed, a rake being made to enter the retort and withdraw the coke on returning.
There now, I like your Denisov though he is a rake and all that, still I like him; so you see I do understand.Advertisement
A grassy rake cuts across the fractured eastern face to emerge just below the triangulation pillar.
Rostov was talking merrily to his two friends, one of whom was a dashing hussar and the other a notorious duelist and rake, and every now and then he glanced ironically at Pierre, whose preoccupied, absent-minded, and massive figure was a very noticeable one at the dinner.
The boy came back to Eton a precocious rake.
Spread some soil-less compost over the grass using the back of a rake.
He had been at work in the main coal section, when he was knocked down by a rake of runaway hutches.Advertisement
This can also be done to rake out dead moss a couple of weeks after applying a chemical moss killer.
They somehow manage to rescue Johnny but bullets rake the bedroom and the doctor is (I think) killed.
The band discussed which of them would now stand on a rake, who would volunteer to plummet down an open manhole.
Percentage or rake set on the prize pool for laf logo mike.
Go out & knock down wasps nest with rake, feeling guilty.Advertisement
The seats are fixed with steel angles to precast concrete planks supported on steel beams to form a rake.
Elizabeth has sung in the chorus in productions of The rake's progress, Manon, Idomeneo and Marriage of Figaro.
All this whilst hauling a demonstration rake of coaches is a real test.
Rake gently - a spring-tined rake gently - a spring-tined rake used upside down works well.
Lightly rake lawns with a spring-tine rake to remove old plant debris.Advertisement
Go left just before the barn and walk northwards uphill along a wide grassy rake.
Once in the gap it is possible to exit by the head of a steep rake on its northern side.
Have you measured your mast rake to see what it is at the moment with it raked back?
The chamfered design of the stretcher is based on the hay rake.
A spring-tine or lawn rake is a different tool altogether.
Most probably the greatest achievement in 1998 has been the painting of the main line rake of coaches.
Six foot four, skinny as a rake, wears a snakeskin Stetson.
A short rake is associated with sporty bikes and quicker steering.
The sifter is operated by an electronic sensor that activates the rake approximately ten seconds after your cat leaves the enclosure.
The attached rake pushes soiled particles in the litter cartridge into a covered container at one end of the box.
Be sure to turn the leaves in your compost pile regularly to mix the contents, using a rake or pitchfork.
Some containers have mechanisms to turn the compost for you, but heaps and bins will need to be turned using a rake or pitchfork.
Depending on the season, mow your grass or rake up all the leaves.
The long twisted lengths often would tangle and it was common practice to use a garden rake to comb your shag rug.
Yes, Britney does rake in a reported $750,000 per month... and K-Fed?
P. orbiculare is a rare and desirable native Rampion, 1 to 2 feet high, and is best among rock plants, where it would be free from the destructive effects of the hoe and rake.
There may be local ordinances that require you to rake all leaves off your garden beds.
Rake every week from the time they start falling until the trees are bare.
Finally, always rake up the fallen leaves every autumn.
Rake any bare spots and sprinkle seed directly onto the bare sections.
Once the plants are removed or trimmed, it is now time to rake away the debris.
Since you should not hoe or rake around the asparagus plants, the only solution is to pull them by hand.
Once the spring weather warms up and nightly temperatures do not dip below freezing, gently rake off the mulch and discard it.
Simply add the insulation between the ceiling joists and spread it with a rake.
Tie the bag to a rake or broom handle and suspend it into a barrel or garbage can filled with water.
Homeowners should mulch or rake up fallen leaves and dispose of them according to local bylaws.
The safest way to remove snow from the roof of your property is to do so from ground level using a rake.
Catch her every week to rake in the bells!
Sell the eggs to purchase eggs of new creatures, fend off predators, and rake in all those profits so that you can move back into the royal palace at the top of the hill.
Leaving certain bonus spaces free presents your opponent with an opportunity to rake in a lot of points and put the game away.
Make good friends with your dog to rake in the dough.
Use your fingers to rake your hair into place, gathering it in your hands at the nape of your neck.
For $9.99, you get the plastic sifter pail, a shovel and a rake.
Tackle your yard work and entertain your kids at once; rake up several piles all over the yard, and let your children have a ball.
Be sure to rake up any remaining leaves and loose detritus from the winter, clean off patio furniture and check it for needing repairs.
If you have a large yard or park nearby, guests can rake up the leaves and have fun jumping in the piles.
Great improvements have been made in the means of feeding the mills with canes by doing away with hand labour and substituting mechanical feeders or rakes, which by means of a simple steam-driven mechanism will rake the canes from the cane waggons on to the cane-carriers.
The king, himself a man of orderly life, detested him as a gambler and a rake.
His reputation as a rake and gambler was so well established at the very beginning of his career that when he was dismissed from office in 1774 there was a general belief among the vulgar that he had been detected in actual theft.
The islands were uninhabited when, about'678, the Bermudians began to visit them to rake the salt found in the ponds.
It is unnecessary here to rake among the ashes of this prolonged dispute, but it may be noted that Helmholtz, who, in his lecture on "Ice and Glaciers," adopted Thomson's theory, afterwards added in an appendix that he had come to the conclusion that Tyndall had "assigned the essential and principal cause of glacier motion in referring it to fracture and regelation" (1865).
With this method it is necessary that the rake should enter and discharge several times before the retort is clear, and thus the use of a telescopic ram worked by hydraulic power, which pushes the coke before it and discharges it at the other end, is an advantage.
In the case of horizontal retorts the space between the top of the coal and the retort is of necessity considerable in order to permit the introduction of the scoop and rake; the gas has therefore a free channel to travel along, but has too much contact with the highly heated surface of the retort before it leaves the mouthpiece.
However she did not get on well with her husband's family, who were very poor and made her do menial work, until at last her beauty attracted Francesco, the grand duke's son, a vicious and unprincipled rake.
If he kept her alive and well and his eye on any potential opportunity to rake the Dark One over the coals, he'd do it.
Continue up slabs and a rounded arete to reach the Descent Rake.
I use two rake heads welded together back-to-back with thirty meters of polypropylene rope attached.
Narrow gage saddle tank No.2 of the mining company heads away from the quarry with a rake of tippler wagons.
Used heavy spring tines to rip up docks followed by a lighter cultivation to rake up and then burn.
To remove the dead undercoat, you can use a " rake ", purchased from any good pet shop.
Sometimes the searchers wade into the sea, furnished with nets at the end of long poles, by means of which they drag in the sea-weed containing entangled masses of amber; or they dredge from boats in shallow water and rake up amber from between the boulders.
For the horse-drawn rake, a bar with long curved steel teeth is mounted on wheels (see HAY AND Haymaking).
So butchers rake the tongues of bison out of the prairie grass, regardless of the torn and drooping plant.
Rake gently - a spring-tined rake used upside down works well.
And every one and rake wielder aimed at this pay tables have.
However, Scottish banks continue to rake in the profits from PFI.
The sensor will activate cleaning approximately ten minutes after your cat leaves the box, but the rake will stop if your cat re-enters during the cleaning cycle.
Yes, that takes a lot of time, but it's really better if you rake regularly than if you wait until the trees are bare and then do one marathon raking session.
You can apply just a ½ an inch layer over the lawn and then rake it into the soft surface.
Pine needles are easy to spread by hand or with a rake.
Perform well and you rake in the points.
The implements used are two makes of iron-shod wooden ploughs; a large shovel, worked by three or five men, one working the handle, the others jerking the blade by ropes attached to it; a short sharp-pointed hoe, a bamboo rake, and a wooden barrow, all of rude construction.
The oyster being sedentary, except for a few days in the earliest stages of its existence, is easily exterminated in any given locality; since, although it may not be possible for the fishermen to rake up from the bottom every individual, wholesale methods of capture soon result in covering up or otherwise destroying the oyster banks or reefs, as the communities of oysters are technically termed.