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  • n. Plural form of raft.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of raft.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a large number or amount


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  • We had never made a raft, any of us, but the way to make rafts is better described in books, so we knew what to do.

    The Wouldbegoods

  • This is done on what is called rafts, built upon a flat with dales, and the barrels depending from the sides.

    Journal of a Lady of Quality; Being the Narrative of a Journey from Scotland to the West Indies, North Carolina, and Portugal, in the Years 1774 to 1776

  • At first I was minded to send a boat after them, but by this time the rafts were a good two miles beyond the harbour, and Mrs. Purchase said, 'No, they can do no good, poor dears; let them have their few hours' pleasure. '

    Shining Ferry

  • On one of the rafts was a shanty of newly sawed pine boards; it had no windows, but it was evidently a home, for a stove-pipe came through its roof, and there was a woman sitting in its little doorway, nursing her baby.

    The Iron Woman

  • Upon one of the rafts was a short net, which, from the size of the meshes, was probably intended to catch turtle; upon another was a young shark; and these, with their paddles and spears, seemed to constitute the whole of their earthly riches.

    A Voyage to Terra Australis — Volume 2

  • Moreover, monomeric α-syn can be found in lipid rafts, which is required for the synaptic localization of α-syn

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles

  • When I started camping as a kid those "rafts" WERE air matresses, and the only air matresses.

    Homemade air mattress

  • Our illustration (Fig. 1) represents the kind of rafts supplied to her Majesty's troop ships, while Figs. 2 and 3 show deck seats convertible into rafts, which are intended for ordinary passenger steamers.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 595, May 28, 1887

  • Addison drove them to the railway station, where the old Squire checked their empty image "rafts" in the baggage car.

    A Busy Year at the Old Squire's

  • At last the old Squire, touched by their looks of despair and sorrow, decided to put their "rafts" on the horse sled and to take the little strangers home with us for the night.

    A Busy Year at the Old Squire's


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