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rake

n. [OED implement with teeth fixed to a bar and long handle] an implement without teeth for scraping salt into piles in a salt-pond: 1974 Rake: curved piece of wood (usually plank from wooden cask) about 3 ft. long and 4 inches broad. attached to a wooden staff about 8 to 10 ft. long. . With a rake the crystals are pushed together to form a bank against the dams which separate the pans (Munroe 5). (Gen.

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Last update: 2011-06-04 19:32
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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