EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BALSA
Behind yonder rock is my balsa and with it are the two maidens.
The people and houses crossed it swimming, and the baggage was carried over in a balsa, a sort of hide-raft.
Up betimes upon the morning of our second day on shore, for a drive to the Balsa.
On this coast we again meet with wooden canoes, although the balsa, or tule raft, is also in use.
Passing through the gates the bearers placed the balsa on the ground and fell back.
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 balsa will not overset, sailing beneath the moon with that Moon-lady for a pilot," he replied heavily.
A canoe formed from the trunk of a large tree, generally cedar or balsa wood.
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.
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.