Definition of Rakehells

1. Noun. (plural of rakehell) ¹



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Definition of Rakehells

1. rakehell [n] - See also: rakehell

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rakehells

rake handle
rake in
rake it in
rake off
rake out
rake over
rake over old coals
rake over the coals
rake together
rake up
rakeable
raked
rakee
rakees
rakehell
rakehells (current term)
rakehelly
rakehood
rakemaker
rakemakers
rakeoff
rakeoffs
raker
rakeries
rakers
rakery
rakes
rakeshame
rakeshames
rakestale

Literary usage of Rakehells

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1. The Manuscripts of His Grace the Duke of Rutland ... Preserved at Belvoir by Charles Manners Rutland, Richard Ward, Robert Campbell, John Horace Round (1889)
"Begins : " All jolly rakehells that sup at the Rose And midnight intrigues are contriving." Ends : " Little glass bottles and leaking pint pots Are framing ..."

2. The Cambridge History of English Literature by Adolphus William Ward, Alfred Rayney Waller (1910)
"But it is not merely this "rabblement" of "rakehells" that brings the prodigal to ruin. He has an elder twin brother, ..."

3. The Cambridge History of English Literature by Adolphus William Ward, Alfred Rayney Waller (1909)
"... rowsey ragged rabblement of rakehells" are amongst his designations for this class, and his only methods for "reforming the criminal" are the stocks and ..."

4. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1908)
"... 'with a company of rakehells ' she was conveyed by water to Richmond, and thence to "Woodstock. Sir Henry Bedingfield's conduct is said by both Foxe and ..."

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