from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A life-buoy which automatically ignites a flare upon striking the water, or a channel buoy which carries a light from sunset to sunrise.
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The container is then ready for supplying to a lighthouse or light-buoy the acetylene necessary for lighting.
The _Vindictive_, always at that solemn gait of hers, found the flagship's light-buoy and bore up for where a coastal motor-boat, commanded by Lieutenant William R. Slayter, R.N., was waiting by a calcium flare upon the old position of the Stroom Bank buoy.
"It's an anchored light-buoy," explained the lieutenant, "which forms the end of the electric light cable, and there to the right is another one.