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raffee

[ruh-fee] /rəˈfi/
noun, Nautical
1.
a triangular sail set in the manner of a square sail above the uppermost yard of a topsail schooner.
Also, raffe
[raf] /ræf/ (Show IPA),
raffie.
Origin of raffee
1885-1890
1885-90; origin uncertain
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  • They found Richelieu occupied with raffe, his secretary, in burning a number of useless letters, and putting some others aside.

    The Conspirators Alexandre Dumas (Pere)

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