waft

Part of speech: verb

To carry lightly with waving motion, as in air or water.

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Usage examples "waft":

  1. Borne by a waft of the sickly air a downy winged seed came floating towards her, a frail gossamer courier coming from the world above with tidings that Dame Nature, in spite of all the destruction wreaked by men, was carrying on her business. - "The Dop Doctor", Clotilde Inez Mary Graves.
  2. Stretching in front of the ruined arbour was a lawn, and along one edge of it under the wall, grew a bed of lilies, lilies of the valley, so sweet in their season, that sometimes the old lady's grand- daughters would affirm that a waft of their breath had reached them as they sat up in the gallery at work. - "Fated to Be Free", Jean Ingelow.
  3. It cost us, therefore, a week here to get materials to waft ourselves and cattle over this river; for though here were stores of trees, yet there was none of any considerable growth sufficient to make a canoe. - "The Life, Adventures & Piracies of the Famous Captain Singleton", Daniel Defoe.