One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Not raked; that has not been scraped or swept with a rake.
Especially of seating or a stage: not inclined or sloping.
Early 17th century; earliest use found in William Lambarde (1536–1601), antiquary and lawyer. From un- + raked<br>1950s; earliest use found in The Manchester Guardian. From un- + raked.
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