What does the word raffle mean?

Usage examples for raffle

  1. Sir Raffle was intended to represent a type, not a man; but the man for the picture was soon chosen, and I was often assured that the portrait was very like. – Autobiography of Anthony Trollope by Anthony Trollope
  2. Spring is the most wonderful, because she has not to cover a clean, bare field with new leaves and flowers, but to drive before her and to put away the hanging- on, over- surviving raffle of half- green things which the gentle winter has suffered to live, and to make the partly dressed stale earth feel new and young once more. – The Second Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
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