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raft

(raft),
Object or substance that provides floatation to another.
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raft

A liquid phase of a cholesterol-rich region on a cell membrane that carries specific chemicals across the membrane into the cell.

lipid raft

A tiny cholesterol-rich region on a cell membrane that helps selected molecules enter the cytoplasm.
Synonym: lipid domain
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Cutting the great cable into pieces, such as I could move, I got two cables and a hawser on shore, with all the ironwork I could get; and having cut down the spritsail-yard, and the mizzen- yard, and everything I could, to make a large raft, I loaded it with all these heavy goods, and came away.
Thou art not worth to me - no, not the taking off the ground; one of those knives is worth all this heap; I have no manner of use for thee - e'en remain where thou art, and go to the bottom as a creature whose life is not worth saying." However, upon second thoughts I took it away; and wrapping all this in a piece of canvas, I began to think of making another raft; but while I was preparing this, I found the sky overcast, and the wind began to rise, and in a quarter of an hour it blew a fresh gale from the shore.
However, I made me a table and a chair, as I observed above, in the first place; and this I did out of the short pieces of boards that I brought on my raft from the ship.
The Dunajec was also used for timber rafting in the past.Listen to the latest episode:The peaceful raft journey is, indeed, a great way to relax.
? Brian Westcott (left), Rotary president and Shaun Stanton, Round table chairman in the Groves where the Raft Race will take place on the morning of June 30 barry@ingramhome.uk
The Rybrook Shrewsbury Raft Race is the heart of the festival, which is taking place in the Quarry Park on June 2 and is now in its eighth year.
The man then told Border Patrol that he was part of a group who were trying to enter the country by raft going up the Rio Grande.
The popular film showings are just the tip of the iceberg of RAFT, which is on for a second year, and the rest of the line-up includes top comedian Omid Djalili and star of stage and screen Kerry Ellis singing Les Mis classics and more at the Park and Dare Theatre.
15 57: After 16 fun-filled years, Annan Riding of The Marches Raft Race committee has moved on to other activities within the celebrations throwing the future of the popular event into doubt.
Huck and Jim's little raft is not made of logs, as it is often depicted in illustrations, but of sawn planks, and it was originally part of a much larger raft.
Compared with the concept of piled raft foundations with connected piles, the disconnected piled raft alternative has been much less investigated.
In the past decades, many researches have been done on the floating raft system, and most of these works were based on two-stage isolation theory [1].