BUOY


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BUOYBusiness United with Officers and Youth
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He now began to struggle again, like a madman; but his efforts only served to bury him deeper in the tomb that the poor doomed lad was hollowing for himself; not a log of wood or a branch to buoy him up; not a reed to which he might cling
The compass, since he had learned its uses from me, had been all that he had to buoy his hope of eventual salvation from the watery deep.
Until positive proof of the baby's death reached them there was always that to buoy them up.
Its fiery rays dispelled the clinging vapors, and there, before our eyes, like a picture, lay the shrimp fleet, spread out in a great half-moon, the tips of the crescent fully three miles apart, and each junk moored fast to the buoy of a shrimp-net.
Neither was there buoy nor light nor any other mark to show larger ships the channel, and I wondered much at this.
When he came up, he glimpsed the blue-light on the buoy, which had ignited automatically when it struck the water.
we will fasten the end to a buoy," said he, "and that buoy will show us the exact spot where the projectile fell.
Cavendish," said Poirot gravely, "that you would do well not to buoy yourself up with any false hopes.
It was with the utmost hazard the boat came near us; but it was impossible for us to get on board, or for the boat to lie near the ship's side, till at last the men rowing very heartily, and venturing their lives to save ours, our men cast them a rope over the stern with a buoy to it, and then veered it out a great length, which they, after much labour and hazard, took hold of, and we hauled them close under our stern, and got all into their boat.
As she plunged into a foaming valley, how I loved to see the green waves, bordered deep with white, come rushing on astern, to buoy her upward at their pleasure, and curl about her as she stooped again, but always own her for their haughty mistress still
It was like my own marsh country, flat and monotonous, and with a dim horizon; while the winding river turned and turned, and the great floating buoys upon it turned and turned, and everything else seemed stranded and still.
The Lights, Beacons, Buoys, Channels, and Landmarks of Great Britain.