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  • n  a flat float (usually made of logs or planks) that can be used for transport or as a platform for swimmers
  • n  (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
  • v  transport on a raft
    raft wood down a river
  • v  travel by raft in water
  • v  make into a raft
    raft these logs

  • The seagoing raft Kon-Tiki, modeled after an ancient Peruvian balsa, is carrying six Scandinavian adventurer-anthropologists on a voyage of historical induction (PTI, April 21).
  • Sure, you could roll off your raft and swim over, but wouldn't it be smoother to point your lounger in the right direction and just float on by?.
  • Six days into a rafting trip down the Franklin River in Tasmania's southwest, you'd think getting wet wouldn't worry me.
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  • Yahoo's spending spree continues: conference call and photo apps, Sky News streaming deal
    After blowing $1.1 billion on Tumblr , we'd assumed that Yahoo would need a lie down in a darkened room while its accountants hunted around for more cash . Turns out that it was just the first in a raft of new deals that the company has made in the last week. First up, the search firm has splashed out on free conference-calling service Rondee, which has been folded into Yahoo's small business ...
    June 13, 2013 - Engadget
  • Apple's new iOS 7: 10 new features
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Apple announced a raft of new features coming to its iOS software, which runs the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Here's a look at 10 new features in the iOS 7 software, which is expected to be available to consumers in the fall: 1. Control Center: You'll be able to swipe up from any screen to immediately jump into system settings such as Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.
    June 11, 2013 - The Arizona Republic
  • Summer Raft Races Officially Return!
    Raft lovers hit the water for a good time on Saturday.
    June 9, 2013 - WTOK-TV Meridian

  • Tony Abbott in Sydney Morning Herald
    The transcript shows that Mr Abbott said: "I accept that certain protections (in inverted commas) are not what they were. That whole raft of regulation expressed in awards that sometimes ran into hundreds, even thousands of pages, I accept that that...
  • David Walliams in What's On TV
    Going into slightly more detail, David explained: "It's a whole new show. We've taken the best of our British characters from our seasons in England and then we've added a whole new raft of American characters so it's very fresh and it's really...
  • Richard Lugar in USA Today
    The facts are that the United States has to work with Russia on Iran, on nuclear problems of proliferation, on a whole raft of trade issues at a time in which the United States has a huge domestic deficit,said Sen. Richard Lugar, the senior...

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