American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The act or business of carrying by ferry.
- n. The toll charged for a ferry passage.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Conveyance over a stream or other water by a ferry-boat or other similar means of transport; the act or business of ferrying.
- n. Provision for ferrying; means of crossing a stream or other water by ferrying: as, inadequate ferriage; the ferriage of the river is neglected.
- n. The price charged for ferrying: as. the ferriage has been reduced.
- n. uncountable Transportation by ferry.
- n. countable The fee paid for a ferry ride.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The price or fare to be paid for passage at a ferry.
- ferry + -age (Wiktionary)
“The lake was angry and white-capped, and though a hundred caches were waiting ferriage, no boats were plying back and forth.”
“Every ferry keeper in Illinois had to maintain “a post or board, on which shall be written the rates of ferriage … by law allowed.””
“The final demand for ferriage across was eight yards of cloth and four fundo9 of sami-sami, or red beads; which was at once paid.”
“They were premitted to hire extra labor at rush periods and to spend money from the ferriage receipts without specific authorization.”
“Blackford reached Washington too late to present his claim for ferriage to the Board which had met on June 4.”
“I dined at Col. Millers, returned home in the evening. a wagoner with a 6-Horse team passed on without paying his ferriage 87 1/2 Miss E. James came over with Helena & C.K. from”
“The state franchise laid down general regulations for ferriage but Blackford could fix specific charges.”
“For the ferriage he took money, since that was his business; for the night's lodging and supper and breakfast he would have none of it.”
“Both white and colored people along the route gave him food and a place to sleep free of cost, and even the usually exacting ferrymen were so impressed with the young negro's desire for an education that, except in one case, he was given free ferriage across the creeks and rivers.”
“All those who are acquainted with the Old Port of Marseilles know the inconvenience of communication between one shore and the other, and the high price of ferriage by row boats.”
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