life preserver love


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A buoyant device, usually in the shape of a ring, belt, or jacket, designed to keep a person afloat in the water.
  • n. Chiefly British A weapon, such as a blackjack.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A buoyant ring or vest intended to keep a person afloat.


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  • I never expected that kind of beyond-the-call-of-duty effort, but I’m certain our new home ownership would have found me sinking, before I could even unload the cargo, if it were not for Carol’s life preserver of kindness.

    Humor for a Sister’s Heart

  • A life preserver unfolded into a pale centipede, its hundreds of legs clicking along the deck.

    Etched in Bone

  • “Guess how much that supposedly CPR-certified and exceptionally skilled life preserver makes an hour.”

    Maggie Bean in Love


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