1) A large drag rake, the width of a swath, used for gathering the scattered hay or corn.

1577 ij sweathe raikes, North Frodingham

1648 3 swathrakes, 2 horse harrowes Sharlston

1727 no Person ... shall make use of any Sweath Rake or any other large Rake to gather Corn in the field, Reighton

1835 1 Swaith Rake head making 1s 6d

24 teeth 1s, Darton.

dates 1577 1648 1727 1835

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