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  • n. Plural form of floater.


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  • He never relied on speed; in fact, Merritt often scornfully accused him of being unable to break a pane of glass; he used principally what we called floaters and a change of pace.

    The Redheaded Outfield

  • "Given that all the government-guaranteed debt from 2009 is maturing in 2011, banks will be able to issue short-term floaters beyond that maturity cliff," said Justin D'Ercole , head of Americas investment-grade syndicate at Barclays Capital.

    Floating-Rate Notes Resurface

  • They were reserved for the use of "floaters" -i.e. freelancers and stringers and new employees who had not yet merited a space of their own, but nevertheless occasionally needed a place to complete the work they did in-house.

    The Sinister Six Combo

  • (construction and rehab) are typically short-term floaters and are not in 90\%+ CMBS deals, with a few exceptions in very specific and small sub-sectors.

    Blog updates

  • Nearly $26 billion, or 23%, of the investment-grade bonds marketed in the U.S. so far this year have had floating rates, according to data provider Dealogic, making it the busiest January for so-called floaters since 2007.

    Floating-Rate Notes Resurface

  • Floater ads create 'an arms race' by Jonathan Miller, NY Times via International Herald Tribune (Feb 26) If you were wondering what those new ads that float across a screen and aren't stop by popup blockers (or anything else), they are called floaters - and also overlays or popovers.

    Internet News: Advertising Archives

  • Retinal detachment is painless but nearly always causes symptoms, often before the detachment starts: a sudden appearance of many "floaters" - spots, hairs or strings - in your vision; sudden brief flashes of light even when your eyes are closed; or a shadow over part of your visual field.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Consumers who have so-called floaters to insure valuables such as fine art or all risk contents policies generally will be reimbursed for quake damage to such possessions, White said. -- Top News

  • After more than $41 billion in the first two weeks of the year, sales of so-called floaters have fallen to $11 billion since Jan. 15, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.


  • Personally I have "floaters" in both eyes which get disturbed after a morning of trap or maybe 50 rounds of .338 or .416.

    A Cautionary Hematoma Tale


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