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  • n. Alternative spelling of life-buoy.


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  • In a MOB situation the lifebuoy is the most important item of first intervention.

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  • In the hours and days that followed the terrorist attacks on London, the Hyman family clung to that phone call like a lifebuoy, desperately telling themselves the call had come after 9.49am, the moment when 18-year-old Hasib Hussain blew himself up on the upper deck of a number 30 bus to Hackney.

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  • Is this yet another straw being grasped by that sorry gang of ill-trained cowboys, drowning in their sea of lies and excuses -- or is it a lifebuoy?

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  • Her optimism, that lifebuoy of hope that kept her floating above the reality of the marriage, seemed insubstantial in the face of the force that was her husband.

    A Small Death in the Great Glen

  • At seven-twenty-five I closed right up and drifted down a lifebuoy to them, carrying a light line.

    Movie Night

  • It was only when the public realised that Brown's 'bailout' wasn't going to save everything that they turned to the Conservatives like people in a sinking ship might turn to a lifebuoy.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • Drifting on the tide toward them, they saw a shape like a lifebuoy or a boat.

    George’s Cosmic Treasure Hunt

  • Enter the dog: attached to the rope, he swims to the person in trouble with a lifebuoy, and the drowning person can then be towed to safety.

    Can Your Cat Do This?

  • The best option for British taxpayers would have been to let the bank sink or swim without a financial lifebuoy from the state.

    The Darling Follies II

  • Plameology is a lifebuoy to those of us who have living nightmares about war in Iran — a hope that there is some justice somewhere.

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