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  • a flat buoyant structure of timber or other materials fastened together, used as a boat or floating platform
  • a large amount of something
  • travel on or as if on a raft
  • bring or fasten together (a number of boats or other objects) side by side
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Her index finger was slightly pointing to the raft floating in the middle of the lake.

It turned out that the chopper was homing in on the emergency locator beacon that activated when the raft was inflated.

To my left, in the corner of the bay itself was a large raft of floating scum which stretched out some five yards or so, towards the island.

Another way to explore our scenic riverbanks is to raft down the St. Lawrence.

The problem has been largely overlooked by employers as they struggle to cope with the continuing raft of legislation and changes which affect them on an almost daily basis.

Floating on the water was a large raft, made of smoothed logs, fastened together and topped with roughly hewn planks.

Introduced under the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 2001, the tickets cover a raft of minor public order and anti-social behaviour offences.

I made the mistake of thinking that they had given up and commandeered my favorite inflatable raft to float me around the pool.

The team has worked hard with police to secure a raft of anti-social behaviour orders in the last year.

Conjuring a pleasant place like a beach, or a raft on a lake can help you take your mind off the urge and relax.

Its foundations took the form of a concrete raft , whose design had been approved by the council on the recommendation of independent consulting engineers.

As a result, he came upon and rescued four people in an emergency raft.

But it provided a footprint for new foundations a concrete raft with built-in frost apron over a channel for cables and pipelines.

He grabbed his own bag and the first aid kit, throwing them onto the newly inflated raft before jumping from the plane just before the door became fully immersed.

I befriended a couple of the kids, and together we built a raft that we would row down the Dodder as far as the great waterfall in Donnybrook.

The people had been inside or were clinging to the side of a rubber raft for between six and eight hours before they were rescued.

Since the research began Sheffield city centre has been transformed with a raft of new clubs and shops opening.

Elsewhere, desperate refugees build a raft , or use blown-up plastic bags to try to float across the river.

It was in that guise that he was captured in 1943, floating down the Mekong River in a bamboo raft.

We raft up our brokerage boats at another location so that we can squeeze visitors in, but we still run out of room.

Swim, raft , or trek along the rivers, which emerge from the glacial highlands of the Andes and vary from black to white, cloudy, ruddy, or salty.

The captain and his crew were left drifting aimlessly on the tiny raft after their boat, the Gullborg, exploded south of Shetland almost 32 years ago.

Bilbo sneaks off to get food, as people on shore lash the barrels together into a raft.

The real adventures of Huck Finn took place on a raft on the Mississippi River.

a raft of government initiatives

Am and Andy swam as fast as they could to the floating raft.

Not far away is a makeshift raft of four innertubes tide together.

Therefore, if unrestricted competition forced price to equal marginal cost in core industries, it would eventually lead to a raft of bankruptcies.

They worked together to help survivors jump from the ship into the raft.