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See Spanish definition of balsa
1Nauticalbalsa femininealmadía feminine
- It turned out that the chopper was homing in on the emergency locator beacon that activated when the raft was inflated.
- They were taking down our coordinates every 15 minutes in case we got washed under and had to take the rubber raft and jump into our survival suits.
- He and pilot Russell Phillips managed to survive 47 days on a rubber raft with no provisions amidst menacing swarms of sharks.
- As a result, he came upon and rescued four people in an emergency raft.
- Maybe the excitement encouraged us to take another brave step - riding on a long, light rubber raft being towed behind one of the power boats.
- ‘Adak found four crewmen from the tug in a rubber raft,’ the captain told Navy News.
- I made the mistake of thinking that they had given up and commandeered my favorite inflatable raft to float me around the pool.
- Within minutes, they had the raft inflated and on the water.
- A dozen tourists wander through the colony, having arrived by Zodiac rubber raft from their cruise ship.
- The people had been inside or were clinging to the side of a rubber raft for between six and eight hours before they were rescued.
- He grabbed his own bag and the first aid kit, throwing them onto the newly inflated raft before jumping from the plane just before the door became fully immersed.
- This is the perfect place to use that inflatable raft that's been stashed in the garage.
- They worked together to help survivors jump from the ship into the raft.
- I've been on Coast Guard vessels and they can move rafts on and off boats pretty quickly, on and off ships.
- But there were those who faced a more protracted end: numbed into insensibility after days of clinging to a raft or boat in the stormy north Atlantic.
- Orr takes me on a terrifying spin in a blow-up raft down the Lagan.
- We dropped more flares to vector the tugboat to the raft.
- The captain and his crew were left drifting aimlessly on the tiny raft after their boat, the Gullborg, exploded south of Shetland almost 32 years ago.
- He also knew that it was impossible to lower lifeboats and rafts to save the crew and the vessel's passengers.
- Although the company reports that a handful of rafts self-inflated, the company says they've identified only one ‘suspected gas depletion.’
2(anchored off beach)plataforma feminine
1ir en balsa
1(large amount)montón masculine informalpila feminine Latin America informalrafts of trouble — montones de problemas informal
- Introduced under the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 2001, the tickets cover a raft of minor public order and anti-social behaviour offences.
- More than 50 employers take part in the Sharrow project which uses a raft of display boards in shops and libraries to advertise details of job opportunities.
- The team has worked hard with police to secure a raft of anti-social behaviour orders in the last year.
- The new laws will subject them to a raft of compulsory orders which will exacerbate rather than resolve the causes of their resentment and hostility.
- A raft of specialist hardware ranging from dedicated net phones to bluetooth enabled headsets are appearing on the market.
- Therefore, if unrestricted competition forced price to equal marginal cost in core industries, it would eventually lead to a raft of bankruptcies.
- Negotiating even modest revisions of existing agreements can sometimes take years, and getting a raft of new ones arranged in short order will be difficult.
- The response was spectacular: a raft of letters saying I was quite right, it was time someone got up to say so, etc etc.
- The commission has already called for a raft of new ways of checking ballots, including the collection of signatures and dates of birth at registration for postal voting.
- No budget since 1997 has been passed without a raft of measures to boost productivity and new business formation.
- The Tory leader hopes to see off his critics by unveiling a raft of policies this week on pensions, health, education and policing.
- Since the research began Sheffield city centre has been transformed with a raft of new clubs and shops opening.
- Did you know that the Government has huge rafts of consumer-related data, regarding which car you're most likely to die in if there's an accident?
- So, without creating those ‘huge rafts of social housing’, what can be done in York to address the needs of people who can't afford the spiralling cost of buying a new home?
- The financial plight of the company means it is insolvent and has been losing rafts of money.
- If I'm trying to find information on something, search engines very often fail me, throwing up rafts of irrelevant results.
- So you cut out whole rafts of people, scenes, and events.
- The era of the big wine sale with rafts of good wines at jaw-dropping prices is not over, despite more astute wine buying and greater awareness of what Britain's wine drinkers want.
- Despite government efforts, special inquiries, a Royal Commission, and rafts of good intentions, the problem of long term care for elderly people remains.
- The problem has been largely overlooked by employers as they struggle to cope with the continuing raft of legislation and changes which affect them on an almost daily basis.
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