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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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The hunter appeared to appreciate the kind intentions of the other, though he could not understand his eloquence, and, raising his humbled countenance, he attempted a smile, as he said:
Jones’ voice, the steward ceased his employment, and Hiram had an opportunity of raising his discomfited visage toward the mediator.
'A late hour for an importunate creditor,' he said, raising his eyebrows with as indolent an expression of wonder as if the noise were in the street, and one with which he had not the smallest possible concern.
'My good fellow,' returned the other, raising his head a little from the cushion and carelessly surveying him from top to toe, 'I am delighted to see you, and to have, in your being here, the very best proof that you are not kept out.
In keeping with its previous capital raisings, several of which have been completed at a premium, FerrAus will seek to maximise the pricing of the raising and minimise dilution of existing shareholders.
Perth, Australia, Jan 24, 2011 - (ABN Newswire) - An Extraordinary General Meeting of shareholders in FerrAus Limited (ASX:FRS) (PINK:FRRAF) (FerrAus) today approved a resolution to allow a proposed capital raising of up to A$35 million (Capital Raising).
FerrAus Chairman John Nyvlt said the proposed Capital Raising received strong support from shareholders with a significant proportion of shares voted and approximately 70% of the shares voted being in favour.
Hot on the heels of its successful and over-subscribed flotation consultation day, the specialist plc legal team at Ward Hadaway has made a flying start to 2005, acting on new fund raisings for two if its quoted clients, Bede plc and Tanfield Group plc.
These further fund raisings build on the six fund raisings Ward Hadaway acted on in 2004.