floating island


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floating island

n.
A dessert of soft custard with mounds of beaten egg whites or whipped cream floating on its surface.

floating island

n
(Physical Geography) a floating mass of soil held together by vegetation
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The theory of the floating island, and the unapproachable sandbank, supported by minds little competent to form a judgment, was abandoned.
The word, which I interpret the flying or floating island, is in the original LAPUTA, whereof I could never learn the true etymology.
When they had first descried the Columbia, they had supposed it a floating island; then some monster of the deep; but when they saw the boat putting for shore with human beings on board, they considered them cannibals sent by the Great Spirit to ravage the country and devour the inhabitants.
It rose above the mass of moving heads like a floating island. But in another instant it came to a dead stop.
Sometimes the engine stopped during a long interval, and then before her and behind, and gathering close about her on all sides, were so many of these ill- favoured obstacles that she was fairly hemmed in; the centre of a floating island; and was constrained to pause until they parted, somewhere, as dark clouds will do before the wind, and opened by degrees a channel out.
<B Illustrations of what the floating island of up to 10,000 homes in Swansea Bay could look like
Cascadia is a unique added value for Marseilia's North Coast Projects, The Project is like floating island where the residential units are located on islands with a Spectacular crystal lagoons.
Three floating island eco-systems designed and made by Biomatrix Water have been installed in Killingworth Lake, North Tyneside to improve biodiversity and water quality and provide natural habitat as part of a GBP6 million flood reduction and surface water improvement scheme designed and constructed by Esh-Stantec.
Courting seabirds are being attracted to breed on a floating island built for them on a wildlife reserve.
Concept images have been released of the floating island, which could also include retail units, an underwater data centre, a solar farm, and facilities to produce pure hydrogen and oxygen for storage or for sale.
A nonprofit called Oceanix is building a prototype floating island as an experimental solution for crowded coastal cities threatened by climate change, the company told the United Nations habitat program last week.
What is the name of the floating island in Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels?