Floating light

a light shown at the masthead of a vessel moored over sunken rocks, shoals, etc., to warn mariners of danger; a light-ship; also, a light erected on a buoy or floating stage.

See also: Floating

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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A sweet fragrance was smelt, and the maidens vanished in the wood; the fragrance grew stronger--three coffins, and in them three lovely maidens, glided out of the forest and across the lake: the shining glow-worms flew around like little floating lights. Do the dancing maidens sleep, or are they dead?
The Royal Northumberland Yacht Club are bidding for PS736,000 from the Heritage lottery Fund to preserve, what is thought to be, the oldest floating light vessel in the country.
Palazzolo has inflected these slightly stained surfaces with atmospheric modulations of hue, adding multiples of objects, for example floating light bulbs in "Tears of Things #3" (2012) and flower petals in other paintings.
Hey presto, within minutes you've got your very own floating light show.
Jennifer Martin will be Tinkerbell, who first appears as floating light.
Another time you almost hit a hen on the road and when you stopped we found the ground was made of fish and we had been traveling on a silver island and looking closer, I understood that we were little fish ourselves and each bone in our body ached because a man and woman drove over us trying to tell us something from their red car, and in his faded shirt, George, at the police station, fisherman of the Danube whom we saved from drowning, had stolen a floating light from the big river to take to his roof .
Books include Getting Even (1971); Without Feathers (1975); Side Effects (1980); and The Floating Light Bulb (1982).
65107463 | ALISON Taylor, landlady of the Floating Light at Standedge, was seen |with two-year-old Marsden hole-in-the-heart boy Richard Quarmby (right) and Michael Szyszlo, nine, of Carrs Road, Marsden.
JULY 22 1841 saw a 20-mile race between six boats from Newport to The Floating Light and back.
The "hot spot" which is showing on Arnold's video tape as a red floating light denotes the fact that at the time the video tape was recorded a person from the spirit world was most definitely in attendance.