Origin of lifeboat
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Examples from the Web for lifeboat
A rising tide lifts all boats…but a lifeboat carrying a few, surrounded by many treading water, risks capsizing.The Big, Long, 30-Year Conservative Lie
August 8, 2014
But the pirates sabotage the deal and make off in a lifeboat with Phillips, along with $30,000 in cash.
After an incredibly suspenseful standoff, the marksmen take out the pirates in the lifeboat, saving Phillips.
Like when Smith and his family managed to crowd onto a lifeboat—which then failed to deploy.Abandoned Ship: New Book Details Honeymooners’ Costa Concordia Nightmare
Barbie Latza Nadeau
January 10, 2013
The Countess deftly steered the lifeboat, a resolute and unlikely vision in her ermine and pearls.The Titanic’s Haute Heroine: The Countess of Rothes
April 12, 2012
The two men returned to the lifeboat preparatory to leaving.Happy Ending
After reading the manual on lifeboat operation there was but one course open.
In addition, I have my hands, tools, and materials to work with here in the lifeboat.
Now he was brought up, and all were taken aboard the lifeboat.
She was dangerous to approach, but the lifeboat reached her.
- a boat, propelled by oars or a motor, used for rescuing people at sea, escaping from a sinking ship, etc
- informal a fund set up by the dealers in a market to rescue any member who may become insolvent as a result of a collapse in market prices
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