Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of barge.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of barge.

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Examples

  • Those fighting the closures argue the carp DNA could have been transported in barges 'ballast water or bird droppings – meaning the fish themselves aren't necessarily present.

    Asian Carp Battle: Five States Make Final Pitches To Judge Over Chicago Shipping Locks

  • Some of the largest cats taken on the Missouri rivers were taken off barges from the guys in early 1900's using mostly spoiled ham.

    what do you guys use for good catfish bait

  • My favorite, and also the most plausible, is that it's sugar cane rotting in barges docked on the Mississippi.

    Just the Facts, Ma'am

  • The celebrations began Saturday evening, when players, coaches and their families rode in barges along the Alamo city's famed Riverwalk, smiling, waving and hoisting the title trophy before an estimated 350,000 people.

    USATODAY.com - Fans, Spurs celebrate third NBA title

  • When Klapprott was younger, he used to take potshots at coal barges from the bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River in his hometown of Keokuk, Iowa.

    USATODAY.com - After toiling in obscurity, qualifiers get Open chance

  • They have operated since early in 1914 a very successful service of barges from a place called Ridgeboro to the northern French ports, and within the last two years have established three train ferries which operate respectively from Ridgeport to Calais and Dunkirk, Southampton to Calais, and from Southampton to Cherbourg.

    Canada's Achievements and Opportunities in Europe

  • This barge canal will be able to take vessels carrying 35,000 bushels of wheat through it, and the cost of navigating barges is only one half as compared with vessels.

    Canada's Canal Problem

  • In some cases the term of service is limited to three or four months, at the end of which time the men are supposed to be returned in barges towed by Government steam-tugs.

    A Thousand Miles Up the Nile

  • Another order was received on Saturday last to prepare 25,000 more rifles, which were duly packed and conveyed in barges to the Government dépôt at Woolwich, where they were placed on board the several vessels which are about to depart for Canada.

    Naval and Military Intelligence.

  • Together, they have amassed a stockpile of close to 34,000 tons of material that is ready to be deployed to the Gulf, where it can be administered using barges, that is, as soon as someone down there asks for it.

    RP Siegel: How to Clean Up the Oil: Lessons that Amoco and Exxon Didn't Learn

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