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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Float  \Float\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Floated};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Floating}.]  [OE.  flotien,  flotten,  AS  flotian  to  float, 
  swim,  fr  fle['o]tan.  See  {Float},  n.] 
  1.  To  rest  on  the  surface  of  any  fluid;  to  swim;  to  be  buoyed 
  up 
 
  The  ark  no  more  now  floats,  but  seems  on  ground. 
  --Milton. 
 
  Three  blustering  nights,  borne  by  the  southern 
  blast,  I  floated.  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  To  move  quietly  or  gently  on  the  water,  as  a  raft;  to 
  drift  along  to  move  or  glide  without  effort  or  impulse  on 
  the  surface  of  a  fluid,  or  through  the  air. 
 
  They  stretch  their  broad  plumes  and  float  upon  the 
  wind.  --Pope. 
 
  There  seems  a  floating  whisper  on  the  hills. 
  --Byron. 




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