Difference between stray and rake
- lose clarity or turn aside especially from the main subject of attention or course of argument in writing, thinking, or speaking
- wander from a direct course or at random
- move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment
- (of an animal) having no home or having wandered away from home
- not close together in time
- an animal that has strayed (especially a domestic animal)
Halpern kept his arms crossed and eyes forward, while Ren was grinning and tucking a few stray hairs up under a mesh caul.
She was so popular with my friends and all the strays who freeloaded at our “house” that she began to have her own collection of adopted sons and daughters I never knew about.
Helping him to do so, meanwhile, is Proteus' feisty betrothed, Marina, who gives as good as she gets in helping to ensure Sinbad doesn't stray from his path, while winning over the respect of his crew.
- gather with a rake
- sweep the length of
- move through with or as if with a rake
- examine hastily
- level or smooth with a rake
- degree of deviation from a horizontal plane
- a long-handled tool with a row of teeth at its head; used to move leaves or loosen soil
- a dissolute man in fashionable society
The aerobrake - a huge, convex disc underneath the spacecraft - was producing friction with the Martian atmosphere.
Yes, the gearbox was a bit saggy and I was alarmed at how much pressure the brake pedal needed to do an emergency stop, but other than this, all was well.
The driver braked abruptly, causing the car to skid a little.