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  • noun Plural form of raising.

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Examples

  • When Billy Louise was twelve, she had other ambitions than the making of cookies with "raisings" on them.

    The Ranch at the Wolverine

  • I used to promise them cookies with 'raisings' in the middle.

    The Ranch at the Wolverine

  • It was customary in those days for candidates to attend all manner of neighborhood gatherings -- "raisings" of new cabins, horseraces, shooting-matches, auctions -- anything that served to call the settlers together; and it was social popularity, quite as much as ability to discuss political questions, that carried weight with such assemblies.

    The Boys' Life of Abraham Lincoln

  • When I was a kid and went to see Marthy and Jase, I used to promise them cookies with 'raisings' in the middle.

    The Ranch at the Wolverine

  • When Billy Louise was twelve, she had other ambitions than the making of cookies with "raisings" on them.

    The Ranch at the Wolverine

  • The pursuit of popularity probably consisted mainly of the same methods that in backwoods districts prevail even to our day: personal visits and solicitations, attendance at various kinds of neighborhood gatherings, such as raisings of new cabins, horse-races, shooting-matches, sales of town lots or of personal property under execution, or whatever occasion served to call a dozen or two of the settlers together.

    A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln

  • And ridges of good muscles stiffened now their loins, and their chests were deepening, and at "raisings," when the men and boys of the region wrestled after their work was done, the two were not uncounted.

    A Man and a Woman

  • We had "raisings" in those days, when a new building was put up.

    My Boyhood

  • An habitual drunkard was more welcome at "raisings" and

    Abraham Lincoln: a History — Volume 01

  • The pursuit of popularity probably consisted mainly of the same methods that in backwoods districts prevail even to our day: personal visits and solicitations, attendance at various kinds of neighborhood gatherings, such as raisings of new cabins, horse-races, shooting-matches, sales of town lots or of personal property under execution, or whatever occasion served to call a dozen or two of the settlers together.

    A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln Condensed from Nicolay & Hay's Abraham Lincoln: A History

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