As a result, 640 pieces of floating wreckage and 50 bodies had been found within three weeks.
Are you ready to sip a coconut water cocktail on a floating food barge?
MP3 copies have been floating around, of course, and people are as likely to stream something as download it at this stage.
The “floating population” (liudong renkou in Chinese) is the specter haunting China.
Marshmallows are about fun, and remind me of the toasting on a cozy fireplace or floating in hot chocolate.
They escaped at 10:30 on Sunday morning from a house on the exposed beach by clinging to a log and floating to high ground.
The sky-light-hood had been thrown overboard, and was floating in the ship's wake.
Teddy was floating on a block of ice across the wide, green Polar sea.
How much money are you prepared to spend in floating the mine?'
Thence he went to the place where the anchor of the floating canoe was.
late Old English flotian "to float" (class II strong verb; past tense fleat, past participle floten), from Proto-Germanic *flutojanan (cf. Old Norse flota, Middle Dutch vloten), from PIE root *pleu- "to flow" (see pluvial). Of motion through air, from 1630s. Related: Floated; floating.
early 12c., "state of floating" (Old English flot meant "body of water"), from float (v.). Meaning "platform on wheels used for displays in parades, etc." is from 1888, probably from earlier sense of "flat-bottomed boat" (1550s). As a type of fountain drink, by 1915.
Float.--An ade upon the top of which is floated a layer of grape juice, ginger ale, or in some cases a disher of fruit sherbet or ice cream. In the latter case it would be known as a "sherbet float" or an "ice-cream float." ["The Dispenser's Formulary: Or, Soda Water Guide," New York, 1915]
Few soda water dispensers know what is meant by a "Float Ice Cream Soda." This is not strange since the term is a coined one. By a "float ice cream soda" is meant a soda with the ice cream floating on top, thus making a most inviting appearance and impressing the customer that you are liberal with your ice cream, when you are not really giving any more than the fellow that mixes his ice cream "out of sight." ["The Spatula," Boston, July, 1908]
floating float·ing (flō'tĭng)
Completely or partially unattached.
Out of the normal position; unduly movable. Used of certain organs such as the kidney.
A customer who leaves while one is looking for merchandise (1950s+ Salespersons)