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Republicans, in the House especially, have been pushing Keystone for some time and raking in donations in the process.

At one point the commanding general, General Throckmorton, was told that there was gunfire raking a street.

The Lexington Herald-Leader sure did, raking McConnell over the coals Wednesday.

Because they were the ones “raking in the coals,” they were nicknamed “rakers.”

The elected Irish head of state volunteered a pay cut – our head of state keeps raking it in without a word of protest.

One day, Mr. Marble and his men were engaged in the meadow, raking hay and carting it into the barn.

And to-day have been in a crispation of energy and ill-temper, raking my wretched mail together.

This gave the American ship a raking position, and in a moment the grim tars were hard at work with their guns.

Mackenzie flared up at the raking-over Tim gave him, and turned his face away to hold down a hot reply.

"I'll have the police raking the city for him without delay," said Merry.


On this page you'll find 34 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to raking, such as: comb, scour, scrape, rummage, search, and hunt.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.