from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of wafting, or the state of being wafted; conveyance or transportation through or over a buoyant medium, as air or water; especially, passage by water.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Conveyance on a buoyant medium, as air or water.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Conveyance on a buoyant medium, such as air or water.


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  • Surely it is the line which describes the ghosts, staying for waftage on the banks of the river, and stretching out their hands in passionate desire to the further shore:

    Romance Two Lectures

  • I have walked London streets for twelve and fifteen hours together without even a thought of saving my legs or my time, by paying for waftage.

    The House of Cobwebs and Other Stories

  • To make the scene perfectly realistic there is a smell of breakfast cooking, not unpleasant to those within its waftage who are yet to have their appetites appeased.

    The Prince of India — Volume 01

  • Tummel -- for he used to build in the cliffs of Ben-Brackie, and if he has shifted his eyrie, a few minutes 'waftage will bear him to Cairn-Gower.

    Recreations of Christopher North, Volume 2

  • Stygian Banks staying for waftage, 'I melt into the air with a voluptuousness so delicate that I am content to be alone. "

    The Enjoyment of Art


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