from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A can-buoy which has a large swivel on its top, to which vessels make fast their cables instead of riding at anchor.
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Peter crept forward and crouched on the deck in front of the mast I peered into the gloom to catch sight of our mooring-buoy.
Kent's yacht, hung motionless over her mooring-buoy.
Made it about noon, took possession of a convenient mooring-buoy inside the breakwater -- which buoy I found out later was sacred to the
Six second mates on six American ships watched curiously, doubtingly, and at last anxiously, as sails were dropped and yards mastheaded on board the _Almena_, and as she paid off from the mooring-buoy before the land-breeze and showed them her stern, sent six dinghies, which gave up the pursuit in a few minutes and mustered around the buoy, where a wastefully slipped shot of anchor-chain gave additional evidence that all was not right.
Five months later the _Almena_ lay at an outer mooring-buoy in Callao
a short distance from the beach and made thoroughly secure by being moored with the ship's smallest kedge -- and, hoisting her huge lateen sail, cast off from the mooring-buoy, and proceeded to execute a few trial evolutions preparatory to the exploration of the reef.
No beam, "said Harvey, critically, as the yacht slowed to pick up her mooring-buoy.