Raking: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
Use in Literature RakingBut our batteries are raking them horribly.ndash;Joseph A. Altsheler in The Rock of Chickamauga.Cannon and rifles raked the woods and thickets, and at many points the Union attack was driven back.ndash;Joseph A. Altsheler in The Rock of Chickamauga.The storm of shells raked the town, and he was glad that the people had been able to dig caves for refuge.ndash;Joseph A. Altsheler in The Rock of Chickamauga.He was raking dry masses of weeds off the ground preparatory to spading it for a family garden.ndash;Sherwood Anderson in Windy McPherson's Son.Him oft he reached where casque and coat confined, And often raked his haunches with the sword: But adamantine was his corslet's rind, Nor link the restless faulchion broke or bored.ndash;Ludovico Ariosto in Orlando Furioso.If that had been a solid bullet, it would have raked the animal fore and aft, and would have rolled it over on the spot.ndash;Samuel White Baker in Wild Beasts and their Ways, vol 1.The superior size of this animal to the remainder of the herd had upon both occasions attracted my special attention, hence the fact of selection, but I was surprised that any animal should have recovered from such a raking shot.ndash;Samuel White Baker in Wild Beasts and their Ways, vol 1.Bitter reflection! rakes alone are logical and will punish a woman for devotion.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in Juana (tr Katharine Prescott Wormeley).The patient /paludiers/, dressed in white to resist the action of the sun, had been from early morning at their posts, armed with long rakes.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in Beatrix.The garden was raked.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in An Old Maid.
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