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floh tay shuhn

  • n  the phenomenon of floating (remaining on the surface of a liquid without sinking)
  • n  financing a commercial enterprise by bond or stock shares

  • But low-grade oxide ores, like Nevada's, evaded all ordinary flotation methods until the Bureau of Mines men hit on a new scheme: flotation in reverse with a new solvent.
  • Its flotation was entirely dependent on whether the bilge pump could keep up with the leakage.
  • Every time they lowered a lifeline and flotation ring to him, he passed it on to another of the passengers.

  • Freddy Shepherd in Telegraph.co.uk
    Shepherd added: "The time since Newcastle's flotation in 1997 has seen a radical transformation in the club and its fortunes with the club now being one of the 20 wealthiest in Europe with one of the finest stadiums in European football, a Premier...
  • Massimiliano Rosolino in USA Today
    It's not a matter of technology,Rosolino said. "The matter is one suit has much more flotation. If I were to go out there in a scuba suit it wouldn't be fair either. There's something not right about it."
  • Bill Gammell in Turkish Press
    We are delighted to have gained such substantial backing for our pre-flotation,Sir Bill Gammell, Chief Executive of Cairn Energy PLC, said in a startement Thursday. "The positive response confirms our belief that this is the best strategy...

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