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Rake in   /reɪk ɪn/   Listen
Rake in

verb
1.
Earn large sums of money.  Synonym: shovel in.






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"Rake in" Quotes from Famous Books



... hanging out a yard or more he's panting so hard to get back at you. That captain has heady ambitions under his hat, maybe like setting up here as a tinpot governor or something like. If he can discredit you, well, he probably thinks he's got a chance to rake in the full pot, and it's a big one. Get Johnny back on the Range, Hunt—put him to work, hard. Sweat that sour temper and whisky out of him. He used to be a promising youngster; now he's turning bronco ...
— Rebel Spurs • Andre Norton

... and awhile thou must work for twain? O face, thou shalt lose yet more of thy fairness, be thinner no doubt, And be waxen white and worn by the day that he cometh out! Hand, how pale thou shalt be! how changed from the sunburnt hand That he kissed as it handled the rake in the noon ...
— The Pilgrims of Hope • William Morris

... who was the eldest son of Tresidder's "head man" and the worst rake in the parish. "Lev us go up ...
— The Birthright • Joseph Hocking

... to do that, for it is a very gentle thing and sweet in the learning. Some of you laugh at me, and say, Behold, this old-fashioned driveller, who does not even know that love is no longer in the fashion! By Saint Peter, Heaven will soon be out of the fashion too, and Messer Satanas will rake in the just and the unjust alike, so that he need no longer fast on Fridays, having a more savoury larder! And no doubt some of you will say that hell is really so antiquated that it should be put in the museum at the University of Rome, for a ...
— A Roman Singer • F. Marion Crawford

... Hang it on the teeth." He drew it up to him, then, rake in one hand and lantern in the other, proceeded to ...
— More Jonathan Papers • Elisabeth Woodbridge

... analogous to the aspect of a clumsy left-handed man. What precise purpose this ivory horn or lance answers, it would be hard to say. It does not seemed to be used like the blade of the sword-fish and bill-fish; though some sailors tell me that the Narwhale employs it for a rake in turning over the bottom of the sea for food. Charley Coffin said it was used for an ice-piercer; for the Narwhale, rising to the surface of the Polar Sea, .. and finding it sheeted with ice, thrusts his horn up, and so breaks through. But you ...
— Moby-Dick • Melville

... home before he was his own man again. It had been a gruesome experience, but it served him right, he thought, for committing the heresy of going to a strange store. When he reached home he hid the rake in the tool-house, but the sugar he carried ...
— Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1907 to 1908 • Lucy Maud Montgomery

... tell thee, who is as wicked as he can be, is a worse man than I am. Let me ask any rake in England, if, resolving to carry his point, he would have been so long about it? or have had so much ...
— Clarissa, Volume 5 (of 9) • Samuel Richardson

... avail,—whether our lost birthright, sought carefully, and with tears, shall be restored to us once more,—in this solemn and awful hour, a man can close his eyes and ears to the fearful sights and great signs in the heavens, and, stooping earthward, delve with his muck-rake in the gutter for the paltry pennies! A man? A MAN! Is this manhood? Is this manliness? Is this the race that our institutions engender? Is this the best production which we have a right to expect? Is this the result which Christianity and civilization combine to ...
— Gala-days • Gail Hamilton

... He pointed behind the bar, below the moose antlers. "See them ladies? You've got to a place where you can rake in the dust all day, and dance all night, and go buckin' the tiger between whiles. Great place, Minook. Here's luck!" He took up the last of the gin slings set in ...
— The Magnetic North • Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond)

... to her visitors as she hurried away to put the rake in the shed, reappearing in a moment like ...
— Penny Plain • Anna Buchan (writing as O. Douglas)



Words linked to "Rake in" :   make, pull in, take in, clear, realize, realise, gain, bring in, earn



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