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life preserver

slang A condom. My dad slipped a life preserver in my pocket as I headed out on my prom date, and my face turned so red I thought I would burst into flames. What kind of idiot has a one-night stand without a life preserver on these days?
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And he would have thrust his revolver upon me as a peace-offering, but I would not even take his hand, as I tapped the life-preserver in my pocket, and crept out to earn his honest grip or to fall in the attempt.
And a good job you got it, if this was his," he added, picking up the murderous little life-preserver which poor Raffles had provided for his own destruction.
Fading light brought an "extensive search" by the Coastguard to a halt as the friends told emergency crews the youth, who is understood to be from Co Fermanagh, was not wearing a life-preserver.
The Bible is our life-preserver in a sea of trouble.
THE highlight of the sale is unquestionably a rare cork-filled life-preserver from the Titanic which has never been seen in public before.
This is the first life-preserver from the Titanic ever to be be put up for sale in North America and is estimated to make pounds 30,000 to pounds 40,000.
The letter, which will be sold with Miss Francatelli's life-preserver signed by the 10 men and two women on board the rowboat, is estimated at .pounds 50,000-80.000, while her affidavit is estimated at pounds 500-800
The sale will also feature the life-preserver of Laura Mabel Francatelli, a survivor of the Titanic disaster, along with a copy of a letter she wrote just days after she was rescued by the Carpathia.
Offering a "welcome life-preserver to young Americans on college campuses who were being swamped by a rising tide of liberalism," Buckley strongly opposed Communism, supported congressional anti-Communist investigative committees, and exposed much of the malfeasance of the Eisenhower and Kennedy administrations.
Suddenly, a religious claim that God has tossed confused humanity the Bible as a life-preserver sounds pretty good.
I remember the burned-down house where a wreath still hung on the door, a wreath, stone-white, to our surprise, useless, forlorn, like a life-preserver nailed to the shore's churning rubble.
Laura Mabel Francatelli's life-preserver, signed by some of the 10 men and two women also fleeing the luxury liner on lifeboat No1, was picked up by an anonymous bidder.
She could have thrown her a life-preserver but, instead, she chucked Shell's suitcase in after her.
Life-preservers which inflate the minute they come in contact with water are mandatory on some rivers and lochs.