Life-raft

Definitions

  • The Life Raft
    The Life Raft
  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Life-raft a raft-like structure for use in case of shipwreck
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. líf; Ice. líf, Sw. lif, Dut. lijf, body, life; Ger. leben, to live.

Usage

In literature:

Surely, the rules of the raft were the rules of life, and in what, then, did these visitor-ladies' grievance consist?
"Dream Days" by Kenneth Grahame
Thus he was rapidly accumulating the material for a life raft.
"The Mucker" by Edgar Rice Burroughs
She had made shipwreck of her life before the frail raft of her destiny had well pushed forth from harbor.
"Ridgway of Montana" by William MacLeod Raine
Life sprang up where there had been the drowse of inactivity aboard the raft.
"The Flaming Forest" by James Oliver Curwood
One of the life-rafts, hastily rigged by the sailors, floated our way.
"Hilda Wade" by Grant Allen
ALONE ON THE LIFE RAFT.
"Under the Great Bear" by Kirk Munroe
He recognized it as a life raft.
"Badge of Infamy" by Lester del Rey
I saw how near I had come to self-betrayal and tried to fend my little life-raft off the rocks.
"Branded" by Francis Lynde
Thanks to the raft, not one life was lost from among the many who floated down the stream on debris.
"The True Story of Our National Calamity of Flood, Fire and Tornado" by Logan Marshall
They were launching the life-raft.
"A Jolly Fellowship" by Frank R. Stockton
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In news:

A servicing facility for commercial and yachting life rafts, the company has moved its business to 606 Western Dr in North Crichton .
He is left to fend for himself on a life raft with an orangutan, a zebra, a hyena and a Bengal tiger.
Life raft law creates cost concerns.
Choosing the Right Life Raft.
Two key questions come into play when choosing a life raft: What kind of boat do you have, and where are you going.
The FAA said it has offered life raft waivers for more than 40 years and it does so because certain air carriers can demonstrate they can meet other safety requirements.
The SafeLink AIS SART is a manual deployment survivor location device intended for use on life rafts or survival craft.
Home: Gear News: Throwraft Personal Safety Life Raft .
Restoration of $40 Million to Missouri Campuses Hailed as ' Life Raft '.
Choosing the Right Life Raft .
The startup's life raft .
DJ /Rupture and Matt Shadetek: "Solar Life Raft Medley".
Three life rafts from the MV Rabaul Queen floated above the hull of the sunken ferry in the open waters of Papua New Guinea on Thursday.
A new program will help Camp Lejeune Marines adjust to life at home after the stress of a combat zone with excursions such as whitewater rafting trips.
In 1957, Hollywood's mysterious tough guy, George Raft, reveals the truth to the Post about his life as a young gangster.
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