RA'KING, participle present tense
1. Scraping; gathering with a rake; cleaning and smoothing with a rake; cannonading in the direction of the length; inclining.
And raking chase-guns through our sterns they send.
2. adjective That rakes; as a raking fire or shot.
1. The act of using a rake; the act or operation of collecting with a rake, or of cleaning and smoothing with a rake.
2. The space of ground raked at once; or the quantity of hay, etc. collected by once passing the rake.