Thesaurus / raking

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Winslow ran across her bow and was on the point of raking her, when the Alabama's flag came down.

This, was, I suppose, in anticipation of the enemy getting possession of the redoubt to the right and raking the line.

I rake until dinner time and have perhaps a third of the raking done.

The American Country GirlMartha Foote Crow

Raking off the leaves from wooded areas, a practice common in parks and on private estates—hurts the trees seriously.

Studies of TreesJacob Joshua Levison

While talking, he had been manœuvering to gain a raking position.

She immediately bore away, receiving as she did so, a raking broadside.

His hand plunged out and down, raking the lever from one measure point to the very end of the slit in which it moved.

Key Out of TimeAndre Alice Norton

Some girls were raking leaves and waved to them as they passed.

The CricketMarjorie Cooke

When they got his range, Pelham moved his two guns and began again a raking fire.

The Long RollMary Johnston

On the contrary, each one upon getting his raking tried to outdo the others in noisy applause.

The Song of SongsHermann Sudermann

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