This section is from the book "The Home Cyclopedia Of General Information", by Charles Morris. Also available from Amazon: Home Cyclopedia of Necessary Knowledge.
[Du. bote, a chain.] A floating mark or beacon to point out a shoal or danger, usually chained to its place. Life buoy, a float intended to keep from sinking. Bell-buoy, a buoy with bells rung by the waves.
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