rake in

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v rake in earn large sums of money "Since she accepted the new position, she has been raking it in"
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Quotations

  • Daniel Defoe
    Daniel Defoe
    “Wealth, howsoever got, in England makes lords of mechanics, gentlemen of rakes; Antiquity and birth are needless here; 'Tis impudence and money makes a peer.”

Usage

In literature:

The two men who were working in the yard lay down their rakes and shovels and came up.
"The Short Cut" by Jackson Gregory
Guly raked up the dying coals in the stove, threw on some fresh anthracite, and they sat down side by side.
"The Brother Clerks" by Xariffa
You must expect to find him weaker in mind, and a complete rake in appearance.
"Charlotte Bronte and Her Circle" by Clement K. Shorter
In order to dry the cacao uniformly it is raked over and over in the sun.
"Cocoa and Chocolate" by Arthur W. Knapp
If you bury them in the garden, they come up at the second raking.
"The Wit and Humor of America, Volume VII. (of X.)" by Various
When abductions, duelling, and such pastimes were in vogue, "The Rakes of Mallow" were in their heyday.
"The Sunny Side of Ireland" by John O'Mahony and R. Lloyd Praeger
Bring me in anything you can rake up for supper on a tray, and a pint of champagne.
"A Maker of History" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
You're just twenty years too late in raking up that story.
"The Making of Mary" by Jean Forsyth
For many centuries, the hoe, the spade, and the rake constituted Adam's whole stock in trade.
"Talks on Manures" by Joseph Harris
I do not have to drive fast, and the raking is the easiest work in the field.
"Obed Hussey" by Various
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 Time" by Andre Alice Norton
He could be at once the most reckless of rakes and the leading spirit in the Cabinet or the House of Commons.
"Alexander Pope" by Leslie Stephen
In tuck pointing (K) the joints are raked out and stopped, i.e.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
When he reached Sammy Tucker's house he saw Sammy out in the great north yard raking hay with his father.
"Young Lucretia and Other Stories" by Mary E. Wilkins
The gardener, with a rake which he had in his hand, drew the basket to the side of the canal, took it up, and gave it to him.
"The Arabian Nights Entertainments" by Anonymous
It is ready for being raked as soon as the work can be done easily and in an efficient manner.
"Clovers and How to Grow Them" by Thomas Shaw
The brigantine lay floating on the calm water, her taunt, raking masts, and the tracery of her spars and rigging reflected in its surface.
"The Three Lieutenants" by W.H.G. Kingston
All that will be necessary in the spring will be to rake or harrow the ground.
"Culinary Herbs: Their Cultivation Harvesting Curing and Uses" by M. G. Kains
This should be raked off early in the spring, as manure of any kind seems to injure them when they come in contact with it.
"Your Plants" by James Sheehan
This is corn-bread which is cooked in hot ashes raked from the fireplace.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 2" by Works Projects Administration
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In poetry:

A wealthy Wall Street banker
Who raked in cash like hay;
I wished that just a year ago—
And I wish the same today.
"Would You Believe It?" by Ellis Parker Butler
Gather the leaves with rakes,
The burning autumn, Springfield,
Gather them in with rakes
Lest one of them turn to gold.
"Do You Remember Springfield?" by Stephen Vincent Benet
O Sub! you certainly have been,
A little raking, roguish creature,
And in that face may still be seen,
Each laughing loves bewitching feature!
"To.............: An Impromtu" by Thomas Gent
Shall be raked over till they yield
Last priceless slags for fashioning high,
Ploughs to wake grass in every field,
Chisels men's hands to magnify.
"To Iron-Founders And Others" by Gordon Bottomley
Raking hedgerow trees, and wet
Her wing in silver streams, and set
Shining foot on temple roof:
Now again she flies aloof,
Coasting mountain clouds and kiss't
By the evening's amethyst.
"To Will H. Low" by Robert Louis Stevenson
It’s only a sod, but it rakes the ould pain —
The ould love in me heart that still lingers,
That Time has been soothing and docth’ring in vain;
And now he must soothe it and heal it again
Wid his kindly and gentle ould fingers.
"Only A Sod" by Henry Lawson

In news:

Even though critics raked Lindsay Lohan over the coals for her performance in the Lifetime television movie Liz & Dick, the former child actress is determined to star in her own television sitcom, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.
Even though John Collazos doesn't have a dental license, he's raking in business for the past few years, mostly offering his services to the immigrant population.
Oracle to Rake in Big Data with DataRaker Buy.
Yes, she's truly raking in the dough now.
Even after they're dead and gone, some celebrities continue to rake in the dough.
A few years ago, my friend Kabir raked in an amazing Christmas haul at work.
You might be out shopping today in retail stores, but it's the digital app store on your phone that's raking in the dough.
US attorney's office rakes in $15.8 million in criminal, civil cases filed in Kansas.
Part 2 topped the worldwide weekend box office and raked in $141.3 million (£88.3 million) in the US alone.
Folks who spent a Sunday in shirtsleeves gathering leaves could be swapping rakes for snow shovels if today's weather forecast holds true.
Stores rake in tons of money selling synthetic drugs.
Longhorns rake in Big 12 awards.
Russian Cyber Criminals Rake in Billions.
Midwestern snowshoers rake in medals at US championship.
Ligue 1 clubs rake in profits.
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In science:

We can then use this matrix as the first round in a two-round rake-and-winnow testing strategy, where the second round simply involves our individual testing of the at most d + k samples left as potential positive samples from the first rou nd.
Improved Combinatorial Group Testing Algorithms for Real-World Problem Sizes
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