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can buoy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n can buoy a buoy with a round bottom and conical top
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Can buoy a hollow buoy made of sheet or boiler iron, usually conical or pear-shaped.
    • Can buoy See under Buoy n.
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Usage

In literature:

And you can hear the chains a-jangle as you go about and reach for the other buoy.
"Treasure Island" by Robert Louis Stevenson
From time to time a bell-buoy can be heard.
"The Road to Damascus" by August Strindberg
It was only a can-buoy, lifting lonely to the swell.
"The Happy Venture" by Edith Ballinger Price
I walk along the port side of the deck until I am near the foremast, and then I can see a small buoy that the sailors are hoisting in.
"Facing the Flag" by Jules Verne
You can hear the whistle buoy.
"The Adventure Club Afloat" by Ralph Henry Barbour
You can hear yourself poppin' as plain as you can hear a bell buoy ring-in'.
"Cape Cod and All the Pilgrim Land, June 1922, Volume 6, Number 4" by Various
A wrongful cause can only stand as long as it is buoyed up by success.
"Winning a Cause" by John Gilbert Thompson and Inez Bigwood
Can you see any buoys ahead?
"Boy Scouts in the North Sea" by G. Harvey Ralphson
He'll run a heavin' line from the buoy so we can find it in the dark.
"Isle o' Dreams" by Frederick F. Moore
Buoys, cans, etc., may drag from their positions or be lost altogether.
"Lectures in Navigation" by Ernest Gallaudet Draper
And you can hear the chains a-jangle as you go about and reach for the other buoy.
"Treasure Island" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Come back with one big enough to buoy us up in the water, yet not so big but what we can steer it while swimming.
"The Motor Boat Club and The Wireless" by H. Irving Hancock
He had so little room that his main-boom hit the can-buoy as he swept by.
"The Seiners" by James B. (James Brendan) Connolly
And you can hear the chains a-jangle as you go about and reach for the other buoy.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson" by Robert Louis Stevenson
The fellows who can beat her round that bend don't need buoys.
"Johnstone of the Border" by Harold Bindloss
The higher altitude buoyed his spirits, as did the fresh venison and fowl after so much canned food.
"Caravans By Night" by Harry Hervey
You can let that thought buoy you up through all the hungry hours between that time and this.
"The Little Colonel at Boarding-School" by Annie Fellows Johnston
A man can't swim three hundred miles in rough water, life-buoy or no.
"The Million Dollar Mystery" by Harold MacGrath
Nobody, however high in command, can be permitted to sit on a buoy out at sea for the purpose of frightening vessels.
"Mr Punch Afloat"
You boys can be chopping yourselves out some buoys, to mark your pots with, while I make the other two.
"The Rival Campers Afloat" by Ruel Perley Smith
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In poetry:

I said to a girl - "You must swim for your life
Or hang on to a buoy, if you can."
She looked at me coy, and said, "You're not a boy,
Get out, you're a dirty old man!"
"The Sailor's Farewell To His Horse." by Billy Bennett

In news:

Departing from the standard buoy shots is my goal, but there are rigid limitations in our sport that can make it difficult.
An inexpensive marker buoy can be made with a 2- to 3-foot section of 4-inch-diameter bright-yellow foam pool noodle.
Canadian scientists can't find their buoys.
Unlike the fixed buoys, the gliders can monitor such "ocean Wi-Fi hot spots".
How can another live through the night on a buoy in the Atlantic in winter.
You can access, among other things, weather maps, surface temperature patterns, buoy data, and lightning strike locations.
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