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Rake in westward channel (3)


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This clue could be a double definition.

'rake in' is the first definition.
The definition and answer can be both quantities as well as being singular nouns.
Maybe they are linked in a way I don't understand?

'westward channel' is the second definition.
Although both the answer and definition are singular nouns, I can't see how they can define each other.

Can you help me to learn more?

(Other definitions for ten that I've seen before include "Cardinal number" , "Roman numeral X" , "honour" , "Very young" , "time" .)

I've seen this clue in the Sydney Morning Herald.
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