floating island


Definition of floating island

: a dessert consisting of custard with floating masses of beaten egg whites

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The mysterious cube, which traveled to Loot Lake and created the game’s floating islands, initiated another of Epic’s rare in-game events: this time, transporting players into a mystical realm full of ethereal butterflies. Andrew Webster, The Verge, "The year in Fortnite," 18 Dec. 2018 So far, the floating island projects have been small scale. Sara Sneath, NOLA.com, "Plastic bottles you recycle at Jazz Fest won't curb coastal erosion, contractor says," 27 Apr. 2018 From above, the floating island juts out into the water in a rounded triangular shape and creates a Where’s Waldo tableau with hoards of people gathered around the geometric pools. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "BIG-designed harbor bath opens in Aarhus, Denmark," 9 July 2018 The program will design and build a floating island, called Shedd’s River Island, which will be installed on the North Branch Canal of the Chicago River on Friday, July 6. Savannah Eadens, chicagotribune.com, "Shedd Aquarium wants you to look nature in the eye this summer, via new outdoor aquatic exhibits," 26 June 2018 The man who once made a dessert called floating island for first lady Nancy Reagan — three scoops of poached raspberry meringue on a sea of vanilla crème anglaise — uses a feeding tube for nourishment. Michael E. Ruane, Washington Post, "ALS robbed this chef of his ability to eat, but not to teach," 11 May 2018 The fierce resistance the 76-year-old billionaire encountered from a local civic group against his plans to build a floating island off Manhattan’s Pier 55 left him exhausted and disillusioned. Peter Kiefer, The Hollywood Reporter, "Barry Diller on His Floating Island, Dream of Riding a Gondola to the Hollywood Sign and Peak TV," 16 Apr. 2018 She’s had the dessert — called floating island on the menu — since the Progress opened, changing the flavors every few weeks. Jessica Battilana, San Francisco Chronicle, "Repertoire: Oeufs a la Neige, with guidance from State Bird’s Nicole Krasinski," 22 Mar. 2018 Filet of sole meunière with brown butter and lemon, quenelles de brochet, and the floating island dessert of custard and meringue. Alyse Whitney, Bon Appetit, "Martha Stewart’s 5 Best Meals of All Time," 20 Mar. 2018

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1771, in the meaning defined above

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