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f loh ter

  • n  spots before the eyes caused by opaque cell fragments in the vitreous humor and lens
    floaters seem to drift through the field of vision
  • n  a debt instrument with a variable interest rate tied to some other interest rate (e.g. the rate paid by T-bills)
  • n  a wanderer who has no established residence or visible means of support
  • n  an employee who is reassigned from job to job as needed
  • n  a voter who votes illegally at different polling places in the same election
  • n  a swimmer who floats in the water
  • n  an object that floats or is capable of floating
  • n  an insurance policy covering loss of movable property (e.g. jewelry) regardless of its location

  • It hangs below a "floater": a submarine-shaped hull of thin steel about 60 feet long and filled with 22,000 gallons of gasoline.
  • This amount is a trifle above the specific gravity of the old "floater" type of ball.
  • Anne Bancroft is a warmhearted, racy-tongued, Bronx-to-Bohemia floater whom he meets at a party.

  • Lleyton Hewitt in San Diego Union Tribune
    My main focus is on the US Open, more than the ranking situation,Hewitt said. "I feel like I'm a lot better player than where my ranking is sitting at. I'd like to say I'm a dangerous floater now."
  • DeShawn Stevenson in Seattle Post Intelligencer
    Joe Johnson's a talented player, it's kind of hard to stick him, I was just trying to get up under him,Stevenson said. "He's tall, he can handle the ball, he's got a great floater and can shoot the threes."

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