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synonyms for balsa

  • barge
  • boat
  • life raft
  • lifeboat
  • float
  • lighter
  • pontoon
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How to use balsa in a sentence

A super fast-growing balsa tree, in contrast, won’t live past 40.
THE FASTER TREES GROW, THE YOUNGER THEY DIEALISON PEARCE STEVENSOCTOBER 20, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
He made a landing on a sand-spit that struck off from an outward curve of the bank, and dragged the balsa out of the water.
CAPTURED BY THE NAVAJOSCHARLES A. CURTIS
In a few minutes the balsa lodged against the shore in the still water of a little cove.
CAPTURED BY THE NAVAJOSCHARLES A. CURTIS
At this time also, the master of the small bark came off in a balsa.
A GENERAL HISTORY AND COLLECTION OF VOYAGES AND TRAVELS, VOLUME XROBERT KERR
The first time was when, during my passage of the lake on a balsa, one of my companions had the misfortune to fall into the water.
HARRY ESCOMBEHARRY COLLINGWOOD
On this coast we again meet with wooden canoes, although the balsa, or tule raft, is also in use.
THE WORKS OF HUBERT HOWE BANCROFT, VOLUME 1HUBERT HOWE BANCROFT
Passing through the gates the bearers placed the balsa on the ground and fell back.
THE VIRGIN OF THE SUNH. R. HAGGARD
"The balsa will not overset, sailing beneath the moon with that Moon-lady for a pilot," he replied heavily.
THE VIRGIN OF THE SUNH. R. HAGGARD
Also among the ruins of the balsa we found some of the dried fish that was left to us, and having washed it, filled ourselves.
THE VIRGIN OF THE SUNH. R. HAGGARD
A canoe formed from the trunk of a large tree, generally cedar or balsa wood.
THE SAILOR'S WORD-BOOKWILLIAM HENRY SMYTH
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WORDS RELATED TO BALSA

  • balsa
  • barge
  • boat
  • float
  • life raft
  • lifeboat
  • lighter
  • pontoon
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