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 Rajah.Rak’shas. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Rake.
 
A libertine. A contraction of rakehell, used by Milton and others.   1
       
“And far away amid their rakehell bands
They speed a lady left all succourless.”
       
Francis Quarles.
 


 Rajah.Rak’shas. 

 
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