rake-vein
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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