life raft

Definitions

  • The Life Raft
    The Life Raft
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n life raft a raft to use if a ship must be abandoned in an emergency
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Usage

In literature:

From the breaking out of the rollways until the last log slips smoothly into its place in the boom-raft, no man's life is safe.
"The Promise" by James B. Hendryx
They snatched us from death, by saving us from our raft; their unremitting care revived within us the spark of life.
"Thrilling Narratives of Mutiny, Murder and Piracy" by Anonymous
The 'Nonpareil' American life-raft was in Cowes after her Atlantic voyage of forty-three days at sea.
"The Voyage Alone in the Yawl "Rob Roy"" by John MacGregor
The lanterns shed a flickering light here, and the youth uttered a cry of joy as his eyes fell on the life-raft.
"Heart of the Blue Ridge" by Waldron Baily
He referred to the two-man life raft and signaling pistol Rick had purchased from Navy surplus for just such overwater flights as this.
"Smugglers' Reef" by John Blaine
Four bodies were still lashed to a raft, but in all except one life was extinct.
"Submarine Warfare of To-day" by Charles W. Domville-Fife
The pick of their populace had been salvaged on this giant life-raft.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, August 1930" by Various
Existence was become like the struggle for life upon some shipwrecked raft, where each sought safety by his neighbor's doom!
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 1, No. 2, July, 1850." by Various
Of course they could row ashore by night in the rubber life raft the big boat carried.
"The Pirates of Shan" by Harold Leland Goodwin
He guided it toward the tiny life raft.
"Dave Dawson at Casablanca" by Robert Sydney Bowen
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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.
The first thing you notice is a bearded man with "Hug Life" tattooed across his beer gut, standing on a homemade raft.
Andros Island, Bahamas-Two people await rescue in a small life raft after their aircraft went down in the ocean following engine failure.
And that's when you'll think of this article-your troubleshooting life raft.
Two other crew members apparently got separated from the others after abandoning ship and before they could get into a life raft.
Students at Darton State College filled the theatre Wednesday for the annual, "life raft debates .".
And an inflatable life raft to be used as a refuge in the event the primary vessel sinks.
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.
In 1957, Hollywood's mysterious tough guy, George Raft, reveals the truth to the Post about his life as a young gangster.
So if you are stuck in a life raft you won’t need to sit and pump like you would with a reverse osmosis unit.
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