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raf ter

  • n  one of several parallel sloping beams that support a roof
  • n  someone who travels by raft
  • v  provide (a ceiling) with rafters

  • In August 1981, she discovered Payne, who had been tormented by physical and mental illness, hanging from a basement rafter.
  • A raft of films Serpico, Death Wish, Dog Day Afternoon, Taxi Driver navigated that stinky Styx with the expertise of a champion white-water rafter.
  • The throat-clearing chore of drafting a platform was complete, and the rafter-reaching speeches were about to begin.
News & Articles

  • Friends of Pecatonica River Foundation to meet June 20
    LENA — The Friends of the Pecatonica River Foundation will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. June 20 at The Rafter's Restaurant, 9426 W. Wagner Road, Lena.
    June 11, 2013 - The Journal-Standard
  • Local Man Rescued from Upper McDonald Creek in Glacier Park
    Glacier National Park Rangers rescued a stranded visitor from Upper McDonald Creek on Thursday evening, according to park officials. At approximately 4:30 p.m., June 6, park dispatch received a report that a rafter had fallen into Upper McDonald Creek near Red Rock Point and was stranded on a rock in the middle of the creek. Park rangers rescued the 23-year-old male from Whitefish at ...
    June 7, 2013 - Flathead Beacon
  • NWL Roundup: Woodchucks Hang On, Rafters Rally Falls Short
    Tellor’s huge night ignites Woodchucks over Mallards 6-5; Bombers Nine-Run Second Inning Sinks Rafters, 9-8.
    June 7, 2013 - WSAW Wausau

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