buoyancy

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buoyancy

(1) The degree to which a body floats in a liquid.
(2) The force exerted by a fluid on a floating body, which opposes the force of gravity and is equal to the  body’s density.
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Lewistown feels a bit like that, isolated in the midst of endless rolling grassland, occasional coulees, antelope resting in wheat stubble, far-off mountains upthrust and breaking the weather into massive fronts, and tiny communities with blunt names like Belt, Moccasin, Geyser, Benchland, Buffalo, Straw.
Outcrops are towers madly built or the upthrust of bitten fingers: sorry havens from the prospect of drowning.
Another election surprise is the upthrust of Independents from amongst the warring blocks of PPP and the PML(N).
A little grinning lad came up the track as MacGregor began to climb the tall, upthrust boulder they called the Fishermen's Rock, his bare toes digging into the ancient footholds.
That upthrust was powered by the Apr 27 release of earnings, so it's likely that the next move up will come when the Jun earnings are released in late-July.
It is an uneven disc, brilliant in parts, youthfully exuberant in others, characterized by a determinedly upthrust middle finger and an ear for melody.
In Land's End, one sees an upthrust arm and hand; the figure literally has no place or plane to stand on, which implies that the ground that we are standing on is hardly secure.
We noted that morality, ethics, and standards have disintegrated, symbolizing all of this with a photo of a vulgarly upthrust middle finger.
The upthrust nature of the earthquake resulted in hidden, often significant damage to many steel frame structures.
The breasts on this label were upthrust and very evident," a BATF spokeswoman told The Wall Street Journal.
Geezers liked 'em cos their upthrust middle finger had meaning, dammit.
vines and earth clods capping the upthrust arm of electric utility