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n. (plural of raft English) vb. (en-third-person singular of: raft)


n. a large number or amount; "made lots of new friends"; "she amassed a mountain of newspapers" [syn: tons, dozens, heaps, lots, mountain, piles, scores, stacks, loads, slews, wads, oodles, gobs, scads, lashings]

Usage examples of "rafts".

Drawing in anchors, they let their rafts drift downcanyon and out of range.

The ground was crowded with the detritus of a seagoing folk: canoes, outriggers, and rafts had been hauled up on to the beach for the night, a dozen harpoons were stacked up against one another teepee-style, and nets, half-manufactured or half-repaired, lay heaped everywhere.

Instead he told them the story of when he had taken a job logging and had to run rafts of logs downriver from the City of the Five Monoliths to Willowood Station.

There were flocks of birds, and birdlike, furry pterosaurs, some of whom built huge rafts to support their nests at the center of the lakes, far from the land-based predators.

Twice during those three days they were passed by rafts floating downriver toward Seaside.

Their rafts sail with discipline, so keep the wind and try not to cut us off overfast.

Some of them, in making the turn, came under fire from the nearest Poyo rafts and were cut down.

Two more rafts piled up behind it, doing their best to avoid smashing into their out-of-control companion.

Poyo rafts quickly realized the hopelessness of their present position.

Moulokuiese arrived from the city with their own artillery and began using catapults to hurl wind-blown boulders back at the attacking rafts, the despair of the Poyo soldiers could almost be felt.

Looking behind them they could see small rafts skittering back and forth within the bowl-shaped harbor.

Other rafts crowded close behind, soldiers lofting arrows at the retreating Moulokinese.

Then two rafts became jammed in the ruined first wall entrance, sealing the single path of escape.

They scrambled over rocks, ruined rafts and ruined com-rades in their haste to flee.

Between these stately fleets scuttled cruder craft, rafts of mangrove and bamboo and reed.