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buoyed


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Buoy  \Buoy\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Buoyed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Buoying}.] 
  1.  To  keep  from  sinking  in  a  fluid,  as  in  water  or  air;  to 
  keep  afloat;  --  with  up 
 
  2.  To  support  or  sustain;  to  preserve  from  sinking  into  ruin 
  or  despondency. 
 
  Those  old  prejudices,  which  buoy  up  the  ponderous 
  mass  of  his  nobility,  wealth,  and  title.  --Burke. 
 
  3.  To  fix  buoys  to  to  mark  by  a  buoy  or  by  buoys;  as  to 
  buoy  an  anchor;  to  buoy  or  buoy  off  a  channel. 
 
  Not  one  rock  near  the  surface  was  discovered  which 
  was  not  buoyed  by  this  floating  weed.  --Darwin. 




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