Complete Works of Virginia Woolf: The Voyage Out
Then there's a nice shy girl -- poor thing -- I wish one could rake her out before it's too late.
It's like sitting down to dinner with an ill-conditioned fox-terrier, only one can't comb him out, and sprinkle him with powder, as one would on's dog.
1. to pull a rake over a surface in order to make it level or to remove sth;
a small dog that is either wirehaired or has smooth coat, belonging to a breed that is white with dark markings; a small dog that is white with some dark spots.