2 From rates, a raft or flat-bottomed barge.
4 He is the leader of some animals on a raft on a shoreless sea.
Molly asked from where she was standing in the doorway, holding a raft of papers.
I suppose you had a raft of this abuse stuff back in Pennsylvania.
And if not, a raft of who and why questions.
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Prince Andrew, leaning his arms on the raft railing, gazed silently at the flooding waters glittering in the setting sun.
When they were discovered, a mere raft of reeds in which they could scarcely venture a mile from shore was their only means of navigation.
Take a seat in the raft and float down the river.
On reaching Dort the rafts are broken up and sold, a single raft sometimes producing as much as £30,000.
The raft had long since stopped and only the waves of the current beat softly against it below.
At the wreck of the " Medusa " frigate in 1876, fifteen people survived on a raft for thirteen days without food.
Prince Andrew stood leaning on the railing of the raft listening to Pierre, and he gazed with his eyes fixed on the red reflection of the sun gleaming on the blue waters.
Single tree trunks sent down to the Rhine by the various tributaries are united into small rafts as they reach the main stream; and these again are fastened together to form one large raft about Andernach.
The Arab traders in the Levant certainly used a floating compass, as did the Italians before the introduction of the pivoted needle; the magnetized piece of iron being floated upon a small raft of cork or reeds in a bowl of water.
457.) When Odysseus (Ulysses) was swept into the sea from the raft on which he had left the home of Calypso, he swam ashore to Scheria, where he fell asleep on the bank of a river.
The sun had sunk half below the horizon and an evening frost was starring the puddles near the ferry, but Pierre and Andrew, to the astonishment of the footmen, coachmen, and ferrymen, still stood on the raft and talked.
In their first interview, held on a raft in the middle of the river Niemen at Tilsit on the 25th of June, the French emperor, by his mingled strength and suppleness of intellect, gained an easy mastery over the impressionable young potentate.
For fishing the islanders use double-decked raft boats, similar to those of southern Formosa.
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A sufficient length of cable to reach the shore or the cable-house is paid overboard and coiled on a raft or rafts, or on the deck of a steam-launch, in order to be connected with the shore.
It owes most of its interest to the peace signed here in July 1807, the preliminaries of which were settled by the emperors Alexander and Napoleon on a raft moored in the Memel.
In the course of the summer I had discovered a raft of pitch pine logs with the bark on, pinned together by the Irish when the railroad was built.
A third class, those upon the Red river and its branches, are caused mainly by the partial stoppage of the water above Shreveport by the " raft," a mass of drift such as frequently gathers in western rivers, which for a distance of 45 m.
Some species of Dolomedes, indeed, habitually construct a raft by spinning dead leaves together and float over the water upon it watching for an opportunity to dash upon any insect that alights upon its surface.
There are also a raft of anti avoidance measures in the finer detail.
in length, and are navigated by 200 to 400 men, who live in little huts on the raft, forming actual floating villages.
The weir is opened by joining the needles of each bay by a chain passed through the eyes at the top and a line of wire through the central rings, so that when released at the top by the tilting of the escape bar by the derrick, they float down as a raft, and are caught by a man in a boat, or, when the cur rent is strong, they are 'mopes ?o drawn to the bank by a rope attached to them previously to their release.
The more important affluents are the North Fork in the E., the Raft, Salmon Falls and the Bruneau in the S., the Owyhee and the Payette in the S.W., and the Salmon and Clearwater in the W.
raft of legislation exists in relation to emissions of dust.
Sora slouched over, walked to the raft, and grabbed some rope and a log.
Juan the Andean spectacled bear first paddled across a moat using a log for a raft, then scaled a wall.
Tom 's life is a slave to random synchronicity, an unsteady raft adrift on an ocean of capricious coincidence.
One of the first view from the hide was the arrival of two Common Terns settling on the newly repaired tern raft.
Got a burning desire to white-water raft down the Zambezi or the Coruh?
Travel and Outdoors is the place to go to learn how to build a raft and make a kite.
Wild Water Wilderness - This area may be small, but it includes one wild river raft ride - Big Foot Rapids.
Built in 2007, you'll get into a large raft and slide down 650 feet.
Blizzard River: This whitewater rapids raft ride is fun for the whole family, and the torrential waterfalls ensure that everyone is soaked and smiling.
Liquid Lightning: Take a spin on a 60-foot tall, 254-foot long water tunnel on a raft at a speed up to 24 miles per hour.
Gator's Gush, Barracuda Blast and Pelican Plunge: The three 40-foot body and raft water slides offer wet and wild fun for older kids and adults.
This raft ride goes through a series of wildlife attractions, including a large turtle exhibit, before taking riders on a bumpy ride that culminates in a trip under a waterfall that soaks everyone on board.
Rather than sinking without a trace, as many erstwhile efforts from talented but unknown teams have historically done, Serious Sam won a raft of gaming awards, including GameSpot's game of the year, and sold quite well.
The all round spec ' is great with a whole raft of features to make load carrying easy for the fast moving outdoor person.
raft microdomains: a gateway for compartmentalized trafficking of Ebola and Marburg viruses.
raft spider All the water in the fen gradually flows into the river Waveney.
More about the fen raft spider All the water in the fen gradually flows into the river Waveney.
The last part of this trip takes place on long tail boat or bamboo raft.
raft of anti avoidance measures in the finer detail.
In 1995 the Breitling Emergency wristwatch saved the lives of 13 people aboard the Mata-Rangi raft.
Small sailing craft navigate upwards as far as Samarra; above this all navigation is downward, and by raft.
homespun remedies were a whole raft of medicines and potions prepared by local pharmacists.
Future studies will also help to clarify the molecular mechanisms involved in the chaperone activity of raft lipids.
In a 2D model such as the bubble raft, only edge dislocations can exist.
Bubble raft sequence 3 A vacancy, dislocation, substitutional solute and interstitial solute identified.
Nudist writing intersected with a raft of other modern discourses-heliotherapy (sun-cure), sexology, socialism, feminism, and eugenics.
The company offers a variety of plans for building these systems including a bubbler system and a raft system.
Check out the HOM Raft Swim Micro Brief made from black fabric with a yellow panel bordered with white stripes.
Entering big rapids with your raft in the wrong position or missing an important mid-rapid move will often yield a calamitous outcome.
You can canoe, kayak or whitewater raft the many lakes and rivers.
Bonham Carter with two officers and four petty officers had got on a Carley raft and floated down the canal.
Odysseus made his raft as wide as a skilled shipwright makes the hull of a broad-beamed trading vessel.
So he locked me in and took the skiff, and started off towing the raft about half- past three.
slouched over, walked to the raft, and grabbed some rope and a log.
spectacled bear first paddled across a moat using a log for a raft, then scaled a wall.
In 1981 the fen raft spider became one of the 23 species of arthropod protected in Britain by the Wildlife and Countryside Act.
Tom's life is a slave to random synchronicity, an unsteady raft adrift on an ocean of capricious coincidence.
One of the first view from the hide was the arrival of two Common terns settling on the newly repaired tern raft.
We will also use the well-characterised outer leaflet raft marker cholera toxin B subunit in similar studies.
However, despite a raft of punitive measures designed to bring persistent truants to book, the problem refuses to go away.
white waterning desire to white-water raft down the Zambezi or the Coruh?
Choose from sailing, kayaking, canoeing, windsurfing, raft building and problem solving.
While the carriage and horses were being placed on it, they also stepped on the raft.
Dust A similar raft of legislation exists in relation to emissions of dust.
On this same show, a raft that Grylls appeared to have built himself was actually prefabricated and taken apart in sections prior to filming.
A raft that Grylls supposedly built himself without using any tools was assembled by the production team.
These lakes are much larger at flood season than at other times, and have been much reduced in size by the cutting of a channel through the raft.
6 in., and this, with the lowness of its freeboard, caused the vessel to be called the "Yankee cheesebox on a raft."
abseiling, kayaking, raft building and water games.
And the raft of measures was completely counter to reducing alienation and extremism.
arse knuckles were white and my ass cheeks clenched tight, Kim laughed and the Nepali raft guides slept their hang overs off.
My knuckles were white and my ass cheeks clenched tight, Kim laughed and the Nepali raft guides slept their hang overs off.
clenched tight, Kim laughed and the Nepali raft guides slept their hang overs off.
Watch the video clips of the bubble raft undergoing compressive, tensile and shear deformation.
enwrapped in the symbolism of sailing on the raft of Buddha to the shores of Nirvana.
fen raft spider on the Pevensey Levels.
I fidgeted up and down the raft, abusing myself to myself, and Jim was fidgeting up and down past me.
gluey substance that allows the bacteria to form a raft.
glycoprotein gp120 binds to CD4, leaving its V3 domain available for secondary interactions with raft GSLs.
The HIV-1 surface envelope glycoprotein gp120 binds to CD4, leaving its V3 domain available for secondary interactions with raft GSLs.
Dowlas seized the hatchet, ready to dispatch the brute the moment it should be landed on the raft.
I inflated the life raft and hauled myself on board, and deployed the SARBE beacon for the helicopter to find me.
While they are being pounded by a fierce storm, clutching the life raft, he is shooting at them like sitting ducks.
What's needed is a raft of co-ordinated measures to tackle this modern menace.
The raft took us through a very mountainous region, which also had a number of canyons.
Latest PPP Schools Round Despite this report, the Scottish Executive unveiled a new raft of PPP projects on 25 June 2002.
Enjoy fishing at Mae tang River by local instruments and learn the technique of constructing a bamboo raft.
bubble raft experiment, dislocations glide when the raft is deformed.
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