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BUOY. A piece of wood, or an empty barrel, floating on the water, to show the place where it is shallow, to indicate the danger there is to navigation. The act of Congress, approved the 28th September, 1850, enacts, " that all buoys along the coast, in bays, harbors, sounds, or channels, shall be colored and numbered, so that passing up the coast or sound, or entering the bay, harbor or channel, red buoys with even numbers, shall be passed on the starboard hand, black buoys, with uneven numbers, on the port hand, and buoys with red and black stripes on either hand. Buoys in channel ways to be colored with alternate white and black perpendicular stripes."

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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"Will they have one eye on the Final or will they still be buoyant? "In their shoes I'd be playing without fear - buoyant and happy - after reaching their second final of the year.
Alisa Zotimova, founder and chief executive of AZ Real Estate, said: "This represents a significant acquisition with a strong long-term yield thanks to a highly buoyant student market, with limited supply of purpose built accommodation.
Odion Ighalo was on the mark twice as a buoyant Watford won 3-0 at home to Liverpool on Sunday to consolidate seventh position in the Premier League, only one point behind the top four.
Although syntactic foams have been around for many years, Deep Springs Technology (DST) and New York Univ.'s LSAM-B marks the first development of a buoyant metal matrix syntactic foam.
BRITAIN'S housebuilders saw a return to buoyant conditions last month after a weather-hit February, while confidence among construction firms rose to its highest level since before the recession.
LANDLORDS have been urged to focus their efforts ion finding good, reliable tenants rather than go searching for high rents - despite prospects for a buoyant sales and rental MARKET.
A low-density object (such as an iceberg) floating in a higher-density fluid (such as an ocean) will reach a point of buoyant equilibrium, called isostasy.
Summary: Malaysian long-haul budget carrier AirAsia X has priced its initial public offering, or IPO, at 1.25 ringgit per share, raising 987.7 million ringgit ($308.8 million) for fleet expansion as it targets buoyant travel demand in the Asia-Pacific region.
The innovative trait of the floating truss platform is the inherent elasticity of the truss, created from the articulated joints of the water-tight buoyant members, which disperses-diffuses any loads with only axial force loading of truss members.
High-temperature heat source induced annular buoyant jets in large space widely exists in the iron and steel, coking, and machinery industries.
The CX-15 buoyant tower designed by Horton Shallow Water Development (SWD) has been set as planned for BPZ Energy off the coast of Peru.
RENTS rose further in the three months to April, as fresh tenant demand and growing supply kept the market buoyant, according to the latest residential lettings survey by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).