New Artwork – Ian Rogers – a Rake of Colts
Another collective noun – today, a Rake of Colts. In looking up information regarding this collective noun, I found out that colts are specifically uncastrated male horses under four years old.
I’ve never heard the term “rake” applied to colts, but apparently it’s a legitimate (albeit archaic) usage.
Rake: colts or mules, collectively; a row or series.
Examples: rake of colts—Bk. of St. Albans, 1486; rake of hutches (a string of horses), 1901.
– “Rake.” Dictionary of Collective Nouns and Group Terms. Ivan G. Sparkes, 1975.