life vest

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Recent Examples on the Web Portland Dining Month usually lands like a life vest, a high-volume, low-profit way for more than 140 local restaurants to survive the slog between Valentine’s and Memorial days, typically the slowest time of the year for dining out. Michael Russell, oregonlive, "Coronavirus in Oregon: Is it safe to go out to eat? Experts say yes.," 7 Mar. 2020 On a sunny summer day, the Smiths picked up the Krakovskiys at the airport and brought them to a boat landing on the Mississippi, handing them life vests and paddles. chicagotribune.com, "Minnesota teen buys an island in the Mississippi for his beloved bunnies," 20 Aug. 2019 Each skier wore a wet suit and a life vest, and kite surfing harnesses that allowed them to secure the rope handle and rest their arms part of the time. Bruce Vielmetti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Can you waterski across Lake Michigan? Yep. Two teens skiied 62 miles from Wisconsin to Michigan," 14 Aug. 2019 Footage from the scene showed wave-strewn cushions, life vests, water bottles and other debris washing ashore as lifeguards and deputies taped off the scene and collected the items. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Suspected smuggling boat capsizes off Imperial Beach," 6 Aug. 2019 People emerged from their staterooms wearing pajamas and life vests. Barbara S. Peterson, Popular Mechanics, "What Went Wrong on the Costa Concordia," 14 July 2014 The women change into clingy flight suits and participate in an obstacle course that involves wearing inflatable life vests, checking their luggage, and changing into an even sexier pilot costume. Washington Post, "The weirdest moments from Peter Weber’s ‘Bachelor’ premiere," 7 Jan. 2020 Donning their life vests and goggles, the pups paddled out to catch the big one. NBC News, "Watch dogs at the 2019 World Dog Surfing Championships hang ten," 16 Aug. 2019 On a recent Saturday morning, Dan Nykolayko, a non-surfer, carried Cherie, clad in her life vest and a pink rash guard, out to shallow water with her 6-foot-long board under his other arm. Hillary Davis, Daily Pilot, "Newport Beach bulldog is canine queen of the waves," 29 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of life vest

1848, in the meaning defined above

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9 Jun 2020

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“Life vest.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/life%20vest. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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