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  • noun Plural form of raftmate.


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  • She, of course, thought he meant the "raftmates," as she had called

    Raftmates A Story of the Great River

  • Toward night, however, as the man grew stiff, Heyn said to his raftmates:

    Left to Die

  • And he slipped into the water while his raftmates silently watched what they thought could be the last act of madness in the tragic saga of the Juneau.

    Left to Die

  • None of his raftmates, not even the second bully, openly reacted to the killing they had witnessed.

    Left to Die

  • He looked at his raftmates with an agonized expression and, paddling back to them with one arm, grabbed the rim of the raft.

    Left to Die

  • Though finally pulled to safety by his raftmates, he leaped back into the water, apparently after he saw the horror in their eyes, and was again grabbed by sharks.

    Left to Die

  • Eventually his raftmates put a tourniquet on his leg above the knee with a piece of white line that Wang had in his pocket.

    Left to Die

  • But he remained alive in the water longer than any of them, being picked up after sharks and madness claimed his raftmates.

    Left to Die

  • One man who leaped in was Ensign Pitney, who, although “in command” of one of the rafts, had never quite recovered from the shock of the explosion and had been largely ignored by his raftmates.

    Left to Die

  • Friend and his raftmates also failed to get back to the main group.

    Left to Die


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