Usage examples for flotation

  1. The only difference is, that people thought out the underlying principle of the law of flotation, and reduced it to the generalized statement that anything will float, the weight of which is less than that of the mass displaced by it, whether it be an iron ship floating in water, or a balloon floating in air. – The Law and the Word by Thomas Troward
  2. Larssen did not answer, but Olive rejoined sharply: " What does it matter if it helps to get the flotation off and make money?" – Swirling Waters by Max Rittenberg
  3. I understand you haven't come to any decision yet about the suggestions we sent you for its flotation. – Ranching for Sylvia by Harold Bindloss
  4. And yet it was vital to Larssen's plan that Sir Francis should go ahead with the work of the flotation quickly- should go ahead with it in the full belief that Clifford Matheson had agreed to the scheme and to the use of his name. – Swirling Waters by Max Rittenberg
  5. Work was pushed on the boats, which were in bad shape, and as they were of mahogany they were sure to lack the fine flotation qualities of those left behind. – True Tales of Arctic Heroism in the New World by Adolphus W. Greely
  6. It also includes losses on the flotation of Land Stock at a discount, and the interest and sinking- fund on the Stock raised to pay the bonus to landlords. – The Framework of Home Rule by Erskine Childers
  7. This flared gunwale had nothing to do with the flotation of the boat; it was in effect nothing more than a wooden outrigger, and it was this which eventually suggested to the brain of old Harry Clasper the idea of constructing an iron outrigger, thereby enabling the beam to be reduced, and at the same time the sculling leverage to be preserved without the encumbrance of the top hamper of these flared gunwales. – Boating by W. B. Woodgate Commentator: Harvey Mason
  8. My daily letters to the public on investments have, as you know, got me a big following that would help me make the flotation an even bigger success than it's bound to be, no matter who announces it and invites subscriptions." – The Deluge by David Graham Phillips
  9. Next thing you'll tell me is that you're into flotation tanks and sushi. – Undo-a-Novel-By-Joe-Hutsko by Hutsko, Joe
  10. The main work of negotiation can only be carried out by the head of the firm himself, as a rule, and the routine work for subordinates is small, except when a public company flotation is being made. – Swirling Waters by Max Rittenberg
  11. The iron helm, jack- boots, and other accoutrements of a seventeenth century trooper were not calculated to assist flotation. – Hunted and Harried by R.M. Ballantyne
  12. In 1718 Law's Bank at Paris after a short and brilliant career as a private venture, was converted into the Banque Royale, and by the artful flotation of a gigantic trading speculation called the Mississippi Company, the bank- notes and company shares were so manipulated that the latter were inflated to twenty times their nominal value. – The Story of Paris by Thomas Okey
  13. Indeed, I must do the memory of the patriarch Noah the justice to believe, that his craft was put together with a better adaptation to the principles of flotation than this, or it would never have lived through that gale of forty days and forty nights, logged in the Good Book. – Kathay: A Cruise in the China Seas by W. Hastings Macaulay
  14. I had accumulated a fund of five hundred thousand dollars for my " presidential flotation"- half of it contributed by Roebuck in exchange for a promise that his son- in- law should have an ambassadorship if Burbank were elected; the other half set aside by me from the " reserve" I had formed out of the year- by- year contributions of my combine. – The Plum Tree by David Graham Phillips
  15. This done, he opened splendid offices and began a wide- spread stock- flotation campaign. – The Iron Trail by Rex Beach
  16. 12. The possible use of oil flotation to eliminate foreign mineral matter. – The Economic Aspect of Geology by C. K. Leith
  17. It was vital that Sir Francis should take the whole responsibility of the flotation on to his own shoulders. – Swirling Waters by Max Rittenberg
  18. Singleton was surprised; Lansing's attitude was puzzling, considering that he had suggested the flotation of the projected company. – Ranching for Sylvia by Harold Bindloss