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  • Jack-Ladder, with Endless Chain. Mill in raised position for large log
    Jack-Ladder, with Endless Chain. Mill in raised position for large log
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj raising increasing in quantity or value "a cost-raising increase in the basic wage rate"
    • n raising helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community "they debated whether nature or nurture was more important"
    • n raising the properties acquired as a consequence of the way you were treated as a child
    • n raising the event of something being raised upward "an elevation of the temperature in the afternoon","a raising of the land resulting from volcanic activity"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

A wrought-iron trammel used for hanging a pot from a fireplace crane. The adjustable hook made it possible to raise or lower the pot A wrought-iron trammel used for hanging a pot from a fireplace crane. The adjustable hook made it possible to raise...
As the Shah raised his sword an old man stepped from behind the tree As the Shah raised his sword an old man stepped from behind the tree
"He poised his spear as he raised himself out of the water" "He poised his spear as he raised himself out of the water"
Disappearing gun, raised Disappearing gun, raised

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven: $6,400
    • Raising Specifically, the operation or work of setting up the frame of a building; as, to help at a raising .
    • Raising The act of lifting, setting up, elevating, exalting, producing, or restoring to life.
    • Raising The operation of embossing sheet metal, or of forming it into cup-shaped or hollow articles, by hammering, stamping, or spinning.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In the United States, turkeys are mostly raised in California
    • n raising The act of lifting, elevating, etc. (in any sense of the verb). Specifically— An occasion on which the frame of a new building, the pieces of which have been previously prepared, but require many hands to put into place, is raised with the help of neighbors. See house-raising and raising-bee.
    • n raising Same as raising-piece.
    • n raising That with which bread is raised; yeast or yeast-cake; leaven. Gayton, Festivous Notes on Don Quixote (cited by Lowell, Biglow Papers, 2d ser., Int.).
    • n raising In printing, the overlays in a press for woodcut-printing.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: American actor Jack Nicholson, and American singer Bobby Darrin were raised believing their grandmothers were their mothers and their mothers were their older sisters
    • Raising the act of lifting: the embossing of sheet-metal by hammering or stamping: the process of deepening colours in dyeing: that with which bread is raised
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  • Virgil
    “I too must attempt a way by which I can raise myself above the ground, and soar triumphant through the lips of men.”
  • Alexander Pope
    “Sure of their qualities and demanding praise, more go to ruined fortunes than are raised.”
  • Grandma Moses
    Grandma Moses
    “If I didn't start painting, I would have raised chickens.”
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    “Art raises its head where creeds relax.”
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez
    “She discovered with great delight that one does not love one's children just because they are one's children but because of the friendship formed while raising them.”
  • John Gay
    “Fools may our scorn, not envy, raise. For envy is a kind of praise.”


It takes a village to raise a child - It takes many people to teach a child all that he or she should know.
Raise Cain - (USA) If someone raises Cain, they make a big fuss publicly, causing a disturbance.
Raise eyebrows - If something raises eyebrows, it shocks or surprises people.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. reisen—Ice. reisa, causal of rísa, to rise. Cf. Rise.


In literature:

In this country, where wages are so high, we must raise large crops per acre, or not raise any.
"Talks on Manures" by Joseph Harris
He raised his hands above his head in a gesture which challenged the compassion of gods and men.
"The Long Night" by Stanley Weyman
The youth raised his blue eyes to him; they were filled with tears.
"Napoleon and the Queen of Prussia" by L. Mühlbach,
The head is thrown back slightly, and the eyes are raised upward.
"Home Pastimes; or Tableaux Vivants" by James H. Head
But there was nothing close at hand, and he trod water and raised his head very carefully to look round.
"Jack Haydon's Quest" by John Finnemore
The two women, prostrate in salutation at his exit, raised their heads to watch him stalk.
"The Yotsuya Kwaidan or O'Iwa Inari" by James S. De Benneville
He raised his eyes and greeted her.
"The Secret of the Storm Country" by Grace Miller White
Old Master raised hundreds of hogs; he raised practically all the food we et.
"Slave Narratives, Oklahoma" by Various
Then he raised the plate closer to his face.
"The Girl in the Golden Atom" by Raymond King Cummings
F., work for a few minutes, then raise to boil and dye to shade; lift, wash and dry.
"The Dyeing of Cotton Fabrics" by Franklin Beech
Ain' no chillun raise in dese days, I say.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 2" by Works Projects Administration
He raised his tankard slowly and with attentive steadiness.
"Prisoners of Hope" by Mary Johnston
Then I've raised an' raised him till the sweat pricked through his brow.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
It raised and raised into the air.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, June, 1930" by Various
It was a raise house, raise up on high pillars and dey could drive a hoss and buggy under it.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves." by Work Projects Administration
If the doorlatch rattled, she raised herself, listening.
"The Plow-Woman" by Eleanor Gates
We are raised from the ground by our constant thinking, and so are rendered powerless.
"Villa Eden:" by Berthold Auerbach
Then he paused, as she raised her hand with a sharp gesture of attention.
"The Gambler" by Katherine Cecil Thurston
They proceeded to raise each other.
"The Land of Strong Men" by Arthur M. Chisholm
It raised me in my own eyes, that I, a boy of sixteen, was to be the support of a weak and helpless being.
"Hania" by Henryk Sienkiewicz

In poetry:

Where the snowstorms wild
Raised o'er him a tomb,
While the North wind sang
Dirges in the gloom.
"To Russia" by Ivan Nikitin
I raise my hands to find them
When autumn winds go by,
And see between my fingers
A broken summer fly.
"The Man Who Trod On Sleeping Grass" by Dora Sigerson Shorter
Read my little fable:
He that runs may read.
Most can raise the flowers now,
For all have got the seed.
"The Flower" by Alfred Lord Tennyson
'Zenobia, I never saw
A lovelier eve than this;
I never felt my spirit raised
With more unbroken bliss!
"Alexander And Zenobia" by Anne Bronte
There was one a-riding grand
As he rode from me.
And he raised his golden band
And he threw it in the sea.
"There Was One" by Dorothy Parker
Not a daffodil nor daisy
Had dared to raise its head;
Not a fairhaired dandelion
Peeped timid from its bed;
"The Crocuses" by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper

In news:

I could sit there all night, never holding anything better than a pair of deuces, but I would bluff and raise, raise and bluff, and he would just fold his hand every time, allowing me to rake in all the pots.
Which is among the leading causes of ambivalence raised by in square-jawed men.
I was born in Georgia and raised in, Texas but I never tasted Ambrosia until I was over 40.
GM IPO to raise record cash.
New AMT Rules Raise Questions.
Surfing Santas raise funds to fight autism.
Locals gather to sing Andrew Lloyd Webber songs, raise money for kids.
She would tell people that our mum had to make a choice: Was she going to raise a daughter or was she going to raise a son.
Slutwalk Knoxville raises awareness of sexual assault.
Your parents raised you well.
HTC's Droid DNA Raises the Bar for Smartphone Displays.
Donor Annoyed By Mark Padgett's Late Fund-Raising.
Caro has been the face of anorexia ads since 2007, trying to raise awareness about the disease through her own experience.
It's not as easy to raise your hand a second time, is it.
It's one of several ideas that have been floated lately but Gov Andrew Cuomo is raising the possibility of allowing lawmakers to get a raise if they agree to let some sunlight in their offices.

In science:

Generally, the properties of the functions considered in this paper (orthogonality, square integrability, recursion relations, raising/lowering operators) can not be obtained in a simple way from those concerning the classical polynomials.
Orthogonal polynomials defined by hypergeometric type equations with application to quantum mechanics
However, the very strong tidal forces there raise the question of whether the gas density can reach the limiting Roche value.
Dynamical Friction on Star Clusters near the Galactic Center
Still, we believe that the questions that we have raised are already fundamental at the vector space level and thus have to be addressed.
Submanifolds of generalized complex manifolds
It raises also numerous questions of a more mathematical nature.
The Dijkgraaf-Vafa correspondence for theories with fundamental matter fields
This paper also answers an important question that was raised by Hartle and Brun .
Coarse graining and control theory model reduction
This raises the question of why the first-order formalism appears unique, but the proof of Theorem 5.2 has already provided the answer.
Dynamics in Stationary, Non-Globally Hyperbolic Spacetimes
We have made a rough aperture correction using the formula of Jorgensen, Franx, & Kjaergaard (1995) to the re/8 radius used by Tremaine et al., which raises our estimate of sigma to 290 kms−1, corresponding to a black hole mass of ∼ 6 × 108M⊙, typical for a radio galaxy in the local Universe.
The Aligned z ~ 1 Radio Galaxy 3C 280
A are singlets and septets of the group G2, respectively.4 where the spinor fields ηα and ψ α The internal group index α is raised and lowered as follows: ϕα = ǫαβ ϕβ and ϕα = ϕβ ǫβα, with ǫαγ ǫβγ = δα β, where ǫαβ is the antisymmetric invariant tensor of the group SU (2).
G_2 invariant 7D Euclidean super Yang-Mills theory as a higher-dimensional analogue of the 3D super-BF theory
Then ¯a and a are raising and lowering operators.
Note on q-Dual Theories
Now we give the solution of the problems raised by J.
Grothendieck rings of \mathbb{Z}-valued fields
However, there is a raised level of noise around each of these zero values.
A simple method of correcting magnitudes for the errors introduced by atmospheric refraction
The trans-Planckian problems in inflation was first raised explicitly in.
A general condition of inflationary cosmology on trans-Planckian physics
The main criticism made by CRB89 was regarding the assumption by Ba84c that the stellar density measurements obtained from smoothed magnitude counts obey Poisson statistics; concerns were raised regarding bin correlations.
Dark Matter in the Local Galactic Disk
Recently questions have also been raised about the existence of HXR emission from Coma cluster (Rossetti & Molendi 2004), although Fusco-Femiano et al. (2004) confirm it.
Non-thermal particles in the intergalactic and intracluster medium
Later on we shall be using ηi k and η i k to lower and raise indices.
Concerning the generalized Lorentz symmetry and the generalization of the Dirac equation