Also among the ruins of the balsa we found some of the dried fish that was left to us, and having washed it, filled ourselves.
Behind yonder rock is my balsa and with it are the two maidens.
Passing through the gates the bearers placed the balsa on the ground and fell back.
On this coast we again meet with wooden canoes, although the balsa, or tule raft, is also in use.
Up betimes upon the morning of our second day on shore, for a drive to the balsa.
"The balsa will not overset, sailing beneath the moon with that Moon-lady for a pilot," he replied heavily.
In a few minutes the balsa lodged against the shore in the still water of a little cove.
A canoe formed from the trunk of a large tree, generally cedar or balsa wood.
The people and houses crossed it swimming, and the baggage was carried over in a balsa, a sort of hide-raft.
He made a landing on a sand-spit that struck off from an outward curve of the bank, and dragged the balsa out of the water.
South American tree, 1866, apparently from Spanish balsa "float," originally the name of rafts used on the Pacific coast of Latin America (1777). The wood is very light.