raftered

[ raf-ter, rahf- ]SEE DEFINITION OF raftered
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR RAFTERED

The going was, for the first hour, over rough, raftered ice.

Mr. Fox followed her into a little cleanly, raftered chamber.

They saw a low room with a raftered roof, rough whitewashed walls, and an earthen floor.

Beyond the door lay a raftered garret half filled with cast-off house lumber and lighted and aired by two high roof windows.

The rooms inside are the same as when the Saint lived in them, with raftered ceilings, and many of them turned into chapels.

The new stable is a huge wooden building, with raftered lofts to stow the hay, and stalls for many cows and horses.

Every corner of the low, raftered room was filled to over-flowing with chairs and tables.

It was a long and lofty chamber, with a raftered ceiling, from which a heavy chandelier hung by a massive chain of iron.

But the song was one she had heard in the long, raftered living-room at Johnnie Blake's.

The lines of the walls receded as the light increased, and the raftered ceiling drew away, luring the eyes upward.

WORD ORIGIN

"sloping timber of a roof," Old English ræftras (West Saxon), reftras (Mercian), both plural, related to Old Norse raptr "log," from Proto-Germanic *raf-tra-, from PIE *rap-tro-, from root *rep- "stake, beam."

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR RAFTERED

framed

adjectivemade of wood
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