• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Raft-rope a rope used in whaling-vessels for stringing blubber
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ice. raptr (pron. raftr), a rafter—ráf, ræfr, a roof; cf. Old High Ger. rāfo, a spar.


In literature:

It was found that a large portion of the raft had broken adrift, and was only held to it by a single rope.
"Philosopher Jack" by R.M. Ballantyne
The rope, by being unlaid, would serve to bind the raft together.
"Paul Gerrard" by W.H.G. Kingston
The raft was secured by a rope round the mast and carried to the trunk of a tree.
"Adventures in Africa" by W.H.G. Kingston
One horse, two, three could be towed on separate ropes behind the raft.
"Ride Proud, Rebel!" by Andre Alice Norton
I sprang for the tree to which the great raft was fastened, in order to secure the rope; but it was too late.
"Down The River" by Oliver Optic
He was all right in a moment or two and, hauling up the rope, they hurried back to the raft.
"The River of Darkness" by William Murray Graydon
There was still plenty of small rope which had become entangled in the shattered bulwarks, and their raft was soon completed.
"Owen Hartley; or, Ups and Downs" by William H. G. Kingston
The rope strained, and I was obliged to ease it off to prevent it from snapping; but the raft was checked.
"Field and Forest" by Oliver Optic
The Spaniards were close to them; one seized a rope which still held the raft to the shore.
"The Three Midshipmen" by W.H.G. Kingston
As Joe started to obey these instructions, Peveril ran to the farther of two ropes holding the raft and unfastened it.
"The Copper Princess" by Kirk Munroe