Raffing
Raff Raff (r[.a]f), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Raffed} (r[.a]ft); p. pr. & vb. n. {Raffing}.] [OF. raffer, of German origin; cf. G. raffen; akin to E. rap to snatch. See {Rap}, and cf. {Riffraff}, {Rip} to tear.] To sweep, snatch, draw, or huddle together; to take by a promiscuous sweep. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Causes and effects which I thus raff up together. --Carew. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • raffing — n. indiscriminate pile of things, group of things that have been thrown together; riffraff v. pile things together indiscriminately, throw together carelessly (Archaic) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • raffing — raff·ing …   English syllables

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  • Raffed — Raff Raff (r[.a]f), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Raffed} (r[.a]ft); p. pr. & vb. n. {Raffing}.] [OF. raffer, of German origin; cf. G. raffen; akin to E. rap to snatch. See {Rap}, and cf. {Riffraff}, {Rip} to tear.] To sweep, snatch, draw, or huddle… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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