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Raising

The process of physically lifting a framework into a vertical position by a team of workers, then connecting it to the other timbers. The framework was previously assembled on the ground, or on the floor decking; a technique frequently used for building the timber frames of barns.

lifting, raising

In paints, the softening and swelling of a film of old dry paint when a new topcoat is applied over it.
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It would be worth the while to build still more deliberately than I did, considering, for instance, what foundation a door, a window, a cellar, a garret, have in the nature of man, and perchance never raising any superstructure until we found a better reason for it than our temporal necessities even.
Miss Verinder had only a life interest in her mother's property--and there was no raising the twenty thousand pounds on THAT.
Miss Verinder's life interest allowed him no more hope of raising the "provision" than of raising the twenty thousand pounds.
She staggered and fell: nearly blinded with the blood that rained down from a deep gash in her forehead; but raising herself, with difficulty, on her knees, drew from her bosom a white handkerchief--Rose Maylie's own--and holding it up, in her folded hands, as high towards Heaven as her feeble strength would allow, breathed one prayer for mercy to her Maker.
MANAMA: The boom in companies raising cash through issuing shares on regional stock markets speeded up in the second half of last year.
Nonetheless, some lawmakers say that raising the minimum wage would do more harm than good.
Melissa Hyams of Burbank is raising her third dog for GDA.
And this year, lawmakers in dozens of the remaining states will debate raising their minimum wages.
ITEM: The CNN/Money website for October 25 reported: "Wal-Mart CEO Lee Scott said he's urging Congress to consider raising the minimum wage so that Wal-Mart customers don't have to struggle paycheck to paycheck.
As grandparents are continuing to take on the responsible of raising their grandchildren in the absence of parents much attention in the literature is given to women.
Almost half of the parents in a 2004 survey by the National PTA and QSP Reader's Digest said their school was raising money for items usually covered in their district budget.
Candidates are raising more money than ever before, and are abiding by new disclosure requirements.