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  • noun Plural form of rafter.

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Examples

  • To those up in rafters at CNN ..... if Obama does wrap up the nomination you can eat humble pie.

    Polls: Clinton gets lead in Indiana; Obama holds in North Carolina

  • "Yes, my answer was 'If I was a computer programmer in rafters apprehending burglars I would wonder what the hell I was doing there in the first place."

    Embarrasing Juvenalia

  • And over 30,000, as many as 50,000 people, tried to flee or fled by sea in what became known as the rafters 'crisis in the summer of 1994.

    CNN Transcript Aug 1, 2006

  • Up in the rafters is the sled my sister found in a dump in Medford, Massachusetts, painted “Rosebud” on, and gave me for my 20th birthday.

    Archive 2008-02-01

  • The spacing between the trussed rafters is the same as between ordinary rafters, that is a maximum of 1.5 m.

    4. Roof structure

  • A peacock among the rafters is a reference to immortality.

    A Handbook of Symbols in Christian Art

  • A peacock among the rafters is a reference to immortality.

    A Handbook of Symbols in Christian Art

  • Suspended from the rafters was a large canvas waterbag cooling in the draft, with an enamelled mug hung from it by a string.

    A Town Like Alice

  • Suspended from the rafters was a large canvas waterbag cooling in the draft, with an enamelled mug hung from it by a string.

    A Town Like Alice

  • On the walls, on the floor, and hanging from the rafters was a world of debris, dust-blackened, rust-corroded.

    McTeague

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