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Raft


R'AFT, noun [Gr. to sew that is, to fasten together, and allied to reeve; or Gr. whence a flooring. See Rafter and Roof.]

An assemblage of boards, planks or pieces of timber fastened together horizontally and floated down a stream; a float.

R'AFT, participle passive [Latin rapio; bereafian, to snatch away, to bereave.]

Torn; rent; severed. obsolete