Rafting: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases

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Icon Group International, Incorporated, Dec 19, 2008 - 60 pages
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Familiar Quotations Rafting ndash; BalkI'm not the man to balk at a low smell, I not the man to insist on asphodel. This sounds like a He-fellow, don't you think? It sounds like that. I belch, I bawl, I drink.ndash;Edith SitwellRafting ndash; BeamsAh, Hope! what would life be, stripped of thy encouraging smiles, that teach us to look behind the dark clouds of to-day, for the golden beams that are to gild the morrow.ndash;Susanna MoodieYou know, I have one simple request, and that is to have sharks with frickin' laser beams attached to their heads. Is that too much to ask?ndash;Austin Powers: International Man of MysteryHow far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world.ndash;William ShakespeareThe sun, reflecting upon the mud of strands and shores, is unpolluted in his beam.ndash;J. TaylorKnowledge, in truth, is the great sun in the firmament. Life and power are scattered with all its beams.ndash;Daniel Webster Use in Literature RaftingThere was no ambatch wood, but I thought we might form rafts by cutting and then drying in the sun the long tough stems of the papyrus rush.ndash;Samuel White Baker in Ismailia.These, if lashed together in small bundles, could be shaped into rafts similar to those used by the Shillook tribe.ndash;Samuel White Baker in Ismailia.We pushed forward with some curiosity, but unfortunately a sudd of vegetable rafts had closed the passage for a short distance, which required about an hour to clean; this delayed the chase.ndash;Samuel White Baker in Ismailia.The rafters of the ceiling formed compartments adorned with arabesques in the style of the preceding century, which preserved the colors of the chestnut wood.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in The Hated Son (tr Katharine Prescott Wormeley).Indeed, does not the presence of a fat, flat fellow lurking behind a rafter or in some gloomy corner, ever ready to seize cockroach or beetle, imply lack of order? Yet I have known homes where the tarantula was an honoured, if not a petted, lodger.ndash;E.J. Banfield in My Tropic Isle.

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