Other articles related to "float, floats":
... since 1909 and had performed experiments with different float designs towed at speed across Lake Windermere ... Fabre in France and got useful advice on float design ... The 12 ft (3.66 m) long float for the Water Bird followed Glen Curtiss' three-step float and was built by boat builders Borwick of Bowness-on-Windermere using mahogany reinforced with metal strips and canvas ...
... Floats are a beverage line introduced by the Dr Pepper Snapple Group in January 2008 ... Two flavors are available, A W Float and Sunkist Float ... of the concept is to mimic the flavor of an ice cream float of a given soda ...
... The Carley float (sometimes Carley raft) was a form of invertible liferaft designed by American inventor Horace Carley (1838-1918). 1903 after establishing the Carley Life Float Company of Philadelphia ...
... it over the side, the lightweight Carley float could be launched more rapidly than traditional rigid lifeboat designs, and without the need for specialised hoists ... of 1946 reported that many sailors who had succeeded in getting to the safety of Carley floats had nevertheless succumbed to exposure before rescue could be made ... these shortcomings many seamen did owe their lives to the Carley float ...
Famous quotes containing the word float:
“Life is a long Dardenelles, My Dear Madam, the shores whereof are bright with flowers, which we want to pluck, but the bank is too high; & so we float on & on, hoping to come to a landing-place at lastbut swoop! we launch into the great sea! Yet the geographers say, even then we must not despair, because across the great sea, however desolate & vacant it may look, lie all Persia & the delicious lands roundabout Damascus.”
—Herman Melville (18191891)
“Forever float that standard sheet!
Where breathes the foe but falls before us,
With Freedoms soil beneath our feet,
And Freedoms banner streaming oer us!”
—Joseph Rodman Drake (17951820)
“I had often stood on the banks of the Concord, watching the lapse of the current, an emblem of all progress, following the same law with the system, with time, and all that is made ... and at last I resolved to launch myself on its bosom and float whither it would bear me.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)