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rak·ing

(rāk'ing)
A grasp pattern in infants emerging in the 7th-8th months characterized by the arm, hand, and loosely flexed fingers moving in unison to bring a small object into the palm.

raking

of an elephant—see back raking.
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Remove it regularly by raking with a spring-tine rake at least twice a year, in spring and autumn.
When raking, don't twist your body; instead, use your legs to shift your weight, switching sides frequently," he warned.
While raking can be a good way to enjoy moderate exercise, too much twisting, reaching, bending, lifting and carrying bags of leaves can place excessive loading on the spine, resulting in back strain or more serious injuries.
Pine straw covering the soil one year after raking had a relatively loose structure, with very little organic residue remaining underneath to provide any additional soil cover.
Meanwhile over at the Label, Pat "The Street Rake" Rakestraw will be raking the streets as a Six Gun pro and moving out of the closet and into plush Hollywood digs with misfit-no-more Patrick Melcher.
Another measure of the degree to which high-school academic courses have been watered down is provided by achievement scores in districts and schools where more children are raking academic courses.
Hoeing, raking and shoveling should also be done with a straight back.
AS the leaves rain down about our ears and block all the drains in the street, many Sunday Mercury readers will be turning to ways of raking them up.
If you spend the morning raking leaves or setting out bulbs, does that qualify as heart-healthy exercise, or should you park your rake and change into your jogging shorts?
The soft, flexible tines are effective for gently raking ground covers and other uneven surfaces.
Every fall, thousands of Wisconsinites hurt their backs raking leaves, cleaning gutters and doing other seasonal yard work.
Wait until the soil in the lawn has drained and dried, then give the grass a vigorous raking using a flexible-tined (fingered) rake.