from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Nautical, the ring to which the under part of a breeches-buoy is attached.


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  • The rescuer calming the victim and then merely treading water to await further rescue actions (the life-ring) necessitated by the dangerous waters.

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  • Eventually one of the crew threw them a life-ring, and they were hauled back onto the boat.

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  • The three of us focused our glasses on her poop, saw standing out sharply, black letters on the white background of a life-ring, the stenciled name:

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  • A sailor had tossed overboard a life-ring, and then came to help Lacomb lower the boat, for Alice found it beyond her strength, eager as she was.

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  • Among tips presented in the packet are constant adult supervision of any child swimming, keeping rescue devices, such as a life-ring buoy and hooked rescue pole, nearby and enrolling children in swimming classes. Stories

  • At Van Buren State Park there are no lifeguards on duty, and the only safety device is a life-ring. : News

  • Adrian got hold of a life-ring from beside the lake and put it around Daniel's waist, before the Glanhowy Junior School pupil precariously edged towards the struggling dog.

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  • Thankfully the schoolboy was wearing a life-ring, and both Daniel and the dog were swiftly pulled out by his father Adrian, 42, who had hold of the attached rope.

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  • Mine find it impossible to recall that jumping on sofas is banned or that Coco Rocks are a weekend-only treat, yet you mention, once, very quietly, in passing, that you might, just might make a crawl tunnel in the garden and they hold onto it like the last life-ring on the Titanic.

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  • Thumbs down: We don't know whether the young man who drowned off Willow Grove County Park Tuesday checked a nearby life-ring kiosk before entering the Columbia River.



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