Definition of Raftering
1. rafter [v] - See also: rafter
Lexicographical Neighbors of Raftering
Literary usage of Raftering
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. European Agriculture and Rural Economy by Henry Colman (1851)
"There is another mode of ploughing called ribbing, or raftering, differing scarcely from the method just described, excepting that two furrow-slices are ..."
2. Publications by English Dialect Society (1880)
"Raftering, is moving only every alternate f ... [See Hal.] Rhab (South Wales), shaly subsoil. Ribbing, see Raftering. ..."
3. Old Country and Farming Words: Gleaned from Agricultural Books by James Britten (1880)
"a sheep from fifteen months up to four years old. [' A two-year-old sheep.' Hal.] Raftering, is moving only every alternate furrow, thus laying it with the ..."
4. Glossary of Words in Use in Cornwall by Margaret Ann Courtney, Thomas Quiller Couch (1880)
"raftering the land is a sort of rest- baulk ploughing, on account of the number of flint-stones rendering it too difficult to breast-plough.'—Driver's Gen. ..."
5. British Farmer's Magazine (1852)
"About half of the soil was turned by raftering ; and in the month of February, when they could not plough for turnips or barley without treading the land ..."
6. Journal of Horticulture, Cottage Gardener and Home Farmer (1880)
"... will have been got well forward on the break-up of the frost ; more time and less hindrance will thus be in favour of fallow-ploughing, raftering, ..."