1) A small rake used by thatchers.

One example noted, in the East Riding: 1606 a turfe spade an old hedged helme a drag & a theaking rake, South Cave. In his description of how stacks were thatched Henry Best wrote: 1642 there are to bee two folks, viz. one to sitte beside the strawe and feede the bande therewith and another to goe backewards with the rake to drawe forth and twine the same, Elmswell.

dates 1606 1642

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