References in classic literature ?
During several hours the Nautilus floated in these brilliant waves, and our admiration increased as we watched the marine monsters disporting themselves like salamanders.
They floated along with the current throughout the night, taking turns to watch and steer.
A few more yards, and my brains had floated with the spume.
But no; they floated gently down upon a broad, flat roof, and came to a stop at last.
They had floated several miles down the stream and were enjoying the ride when suddenly the raft slowed up, stopped short, and then began to float back the way it had come.
I told him that I didn't know much about it, but I was sure that at launch-ing the hull only should have been completed, every-thing else being completed after she had floated safely.
And the wicked Voice floated away with it--away, away, away forever