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Definition of the adverb above water

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  1. [idiomatic] Out of difficulty, especially financial.

Phrases with above water

  1. Keep One's Head Above Water
  2. To Keep One's Head Above Water

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Google previewEver Yours (2014)

The Essential Letters by Vincent van Gogh

Maintaining a life above water is a great and fine thing, but it's also very difficult and requires a lot of care. Making a home for the homeless, well, that's something that must be good, whatever the world may say, it cannot be wrong. And yet it's ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia perthensis, or, Universal dictionary of the arts, sciences, literature, etc. : intended to supersede the use of other books of reference (1816)

if the head be leaned quite- back, so that the face looks upwards, alt the back part of the head being then under water, and its weight consequently in a great measure supported by it, the face will remain above water quite free for breathing , ...

Google previewThe Edinburgh encyclopedia (1832)

by Sir David Brewster

wait* Distance from centre of displacement to metacentre Exponent of displacement from the water line to the keel Centre of gravity of displacement from water line Metacentre above water line - Common centre of gravity of ship above water ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Metropolitana, Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge (1845)

Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose

When within a few yards of the boat, finding the water shallow, it raised its monster-head above water, and by a winding course got, with apparent difficulty, clear of the creek where our boat lay, and where the monster seemed in danger of ...

Google previewThe Complete Outdoors Encyclopedia (2000)

by Vin T. Sparano

Floats high, with hook above water, and is highly visible to angler. Spentwing. Has slender wings that stick out horizontally from a tapered body, hackle, and stiff tail. Floats on wings and body with bend of the hook underwater. Spider. Has no ...

Google previewInternational Wildlife Encyclopedia: Sweetfish - tree snake (2002)

by Maurice Burton, Robert Burton

When the fish swims at the surface, the dorsal fin and the upper tip of the crescent -shaped tail fin project above water. The swordfish has sievelike gills, providing a large surface for the absorption of oxygen. In most fish the amount of blood in ...

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Truth may be stretched, but cannot be broken, and always gets above falsehood, as does oil above water. (Miguel de Cervantes)
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