By the finale—a parade of black models done up like Mardi Gras floats—Arora had returned Paco Rabanne to the history books.
He floats silently in the background, smirking at his children while he relights his pipe.
The film often floats back and forth between these moments of satire and sadness.
But Still Walking is bathed in lovely summer light, and it floats on air.
There were a couple of black children on one of the floats, and a plump black tuba player marched with the high school band.
Here it is proper to observe, that the Sea-salt doth not mix with the scoria, but floats upon it.
I can only say that in any case it is of the kind that floats and is unfixed.
Hau: Native tree much favored for lanais (arbors) and the wood for outriggers on canoes and floats for its cork-like lightness.
The swan pushes from the bank and floats dreaming into mid stream.
Nothing had happened, as far as they could see, to their floats, and they felt keenly disappointed.
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]
A customer who leaves while one is looking for merchandise (1950s+ Salespersons)