n. rafts man; originally, any rough and somewhat heavy piece of timber
The big rafter is visible in this room.
Sentence in Classic:
Then he came back again, and perching on a projecting rafter spoke to me with human voice, and told me to leave off crying.
Old Hundred swelled up with a triumphant burst, and while it shook the rafters Tom Sawyer the Pirate looked around upon the envying juveniles about him and confessed in his heart that this was the proudest moment of his life.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain Context
Their method was to fly up to the rafters and there lay their eggs, which smashed to pieces on the floor.
Animal Farm By George Orwell Context
The walls were all on fire and the back wall had fallen in, the wooden roof was collapsing, and the rafters were alight.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
The darkies were hanging from the rafters, popeyed, they were so scared, but Ma was talking to the horse like he was folks and he was eating out of her hand.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
He has found a red grave among the blazing rafters of his own castle and I alone am escaped to tell you.
A few fragments of rafters were reared against a blackened wall; and when Uncas had covered them slightly with brush, the temporary accommodations were deemed sufficient.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper Context
The dismal spiritual atmosphere overcame, and more than neutralised, the glowing physical comforts round me; and I resolved to be cautious how I ventured under those rafters a third time.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte Context