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raft 1

1. A flat structure, typically made of planks, logs, or barrels, that floats on water and is used for transport or as a platform for swimmers.
2. A flatbottom inflatable craft for floating or drifting on water: shooting the rapids in a rubber raft.
v. raft·ed, raft·ing, rafts
1. To convey on a raft.
2. To make into a raft.
To travel by raft.

[Middle English, from Old Norse raptr, beam, rafter.]

raft 2

n. Informal
A great number, amount, or collection: "As the prairie dog goes, conservation biologists say, so may go a raft of other creatures" (William K. Stevens).

[Alteration of dialectal raff, rubbish; see raffish.]
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After that, having acquired a taste for the water, I did a good deal of rafting in various suburban brickfields - an exercise providing more interest and excitement than might be imagined, especially when you are in the middle of the pond and the proprietor of the materials of which the raft is constructed suddenly appears on the bank, with a big stick in his hand.
I devoted some three months to rafting, and, being then as proficient as there was any need to be at that branch of the art, I determined to go in for rowing proper, and joined one of the Lea boating clubs.
Much to the disappointment of adventure enthusiasts, scores of river rafting camps along the stretch between Shivpuri and Rishikesh in Uttarakhand have been banned, temporarily.
July 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- For families and adventurers seeking one last summer thrill before the school year starts, Columbus GA Whitewater announces its weekday whitewater rafting and ziplining promotions, happening Monday-Thursday through the end of September.
com)-- The Northwest's 2015 whitewater rafting season kicks off with the Lochsa River in central Idaho.
20 ( ANI ): Tourists are making abeeline for the hill town of Shimla in Himachal Pradesh to enjoy white water rafting and the hot water springs.
Rafting involves navigating rough river waters in an inflatable raft.
A FATHER whose nine-year-old daughter was killed in a rafting accident has launched a heartfelt campaign to improve safety measures on the Turkish river where she died.
River rafting experiences on the Rogue and Colorado rivers Traveling out west this summer and experience some easy to rough and rugged river rafting experiences on the Rogue and Colorado rivers.
The number of guests at Sjoa Rafting Centre in Norway has increased by almost 300 percent in the past 2 years and all indicators point to an increase this year as well.
But another lawman overturned the ban yesterday - because the companies who run rafting trips on the river weren't fully aware of the case before it came to court.
Travel Business Review-October 10, 2011--O'Brien's Rogue River Rafting Offers Halloween Rafting Trips(C)2011] ENPublishing - http://www.