Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Flat-bottomed or keelless, as the breast-bone of a bird; ratite.
“We arrived here this morning in broad sunlight, which lit up the sea-girt buildings as we approached so that they seemed like a city of cork floating raft-like on the smooth, blue deep.”
“The latest we saw, Jim, was that this yellow raft-like mechanism has been inflated and that maybe this whale will be to towed somewhere.”
“Images from the High Resolution Stereo Camera on Mars Express show raft-like ground structures - dubbed "plates" - that look similar to ice formations near Earth's poles, according to an international team of scientists.”
“Long and heavy pieces of angle-iron came bolted to raft-like sections of the deck; various kinds of timber proved useful in a variety of ways.”
“From time to time the humans were joined on their raft-like perch by crawlpaws similar to the ones they had encountered on the island.”
“At sea, monstrosities of every sort floated in the Solent, long raft-like things proceeding very slowly under their own power, tall spiky things, things like a block of flats afloat upon the startled sea.”
“The hull was to be formed of two portions, a kind of barge-like structure or lower hull, built of iron, and mostly under water when the ship was afloat, and fixed over this the upper hull, a raft-like structure, wider and longer, and with overhanging armoured sides and lighter deck-armour.”
“It consisted of a revolving turret with 8-inch armor and two 11-inch smoothbore guns, set on a raft-like structure”
“On they went, the Spider's depression growing perceptibly, until at last their feet trod the rough planking of a narrow causeway which ended in a dark, raft-like structure moored out in the river.”
“One of the four air-tight barrels which supported it had caught in the mud and kept the buoyant, raft-like platform from being carried downstream in the rush of water.”
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