Sure, it made sense to agrarian families before 1900, when to farm the land, one needed two spouses, grandparents, and a raft of children.
Not that the coming week does not hold other events of note. There are central bank rate decisions and a raft of significant economic reports, for example.
This renewed interest in energy is bringing forth a raft of ideas, some bright, some batty, that is indeed reminiscent of the dotcom boom.
At the behest of his mother, he sails downstream in a raft and comes to place known as Yilihada where he successfully stops an internecine war among three Manchu tribes and is voted the chieftain of all three.
Every year, the pressure group hands out a raft of awards mocking incomprehensible jargon in a battle to clear the linguistic fog that so often envelops the English language.
After beating AC Milan 3-in an Old Trafford thriller, United's challenge was derailed for the semi-final second leg a raft of injuries in defence.
If you were to enter a rafting contest, what would your raft look like?
I can never learn to like her-except on a raft at sea with no other provisions in sight.
I can never learn to like her except on a raft at sea with no other provisions in sight.
I could never learn to like her-except on a raft at sea with no other provisions in sight.