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rake

a grooming instrument, used to comb through thick mats in the haircoat of dogs.
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Ay, Montcalm has raked the woods for his inroad, and a whooping, murdering set of varlets has he gathered together.
He had left his desk, brought out his two greasy office candlesticks and stood them in line with the snuffers on a slab near the door, ready to be extinguished; he had raked his fire low, put his hat and great-coat ready, and was beating himself all over the chest with his safe-key, as an athletic exercise after business.
She tossed her head and raked the coins off the counter with greedy fingers.
With their uncanny marksmanship they raked the on-coming fleet with volley after volley.
At times Korak was forced to abandon the broad head and take to the trees above, so close the branches raked the back of the elephant; but at last they came to the edge of the clearing where lay the camp of the renegade Swede, nor even then did they hesitate or halt.
Tiffany with peculiar zest; and after sipping the third glass, it was his pleasure to give us one of the oddest legends which he had yet raked from the storehouse where he keeps such matters.
She then raked the ashes over him, and turned quietly away.
Yet never once did the player throw him a glance as he staked and staked, and raked in his winnings.
He felt how fiercely his quarter of an hour in the convent chapel had raked over the glowing coals of his resentment.
Hurree was no game- shot - the snick of a trigger made him change colour - but, as he himself would have said, he was 'fairly effeecient stalker', and he had raked the huge valley with a pair of cheap binoculars to some purpose.
The dogs' meat was taken for human use, and Amoraq fed the team with pieces of old summer skin-tents raked out from under the sleeping-bench, and they howled and howled again, and waked to howl hungrily.