from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Conveyance on a buoyant medium, such as air or water.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Conveyance on a buoyant medium, as air or water.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of wafting, or the state of being wafted; conveyance or transportation through or over a buoyant medium, as air or water; especially, passage by water.
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Surely it is the line which describes the ghosts, staying for waftage on the banks of the river, and stretching out their hands in passionate desire to the further shore:
I have walked London streets for twelve and fifteen hours together without even a thought of saving my legs or my time, by paying for waftage.
To make the scene perfectly realistic there is a smell of breakfast cooking, not unpleasant to those within its waftage who are yet to have their appetites appeased.
Tummel -- for he used to build in the cliffs of Ben-Brackie, and if he has shifted his eyrie, a few minutes 'waftage will bear him to Cairn-Gower.
Stygian Banks staying for waftage, 'I melt into the air with a voluptuousness so delicate that I am content to be alone. "