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  • n. The female equivalent of a ferryman.


ferry +‎ woman (Wiktionary)


  • "Oh, what murder, what murder?" we palpitated back; and both of us forgot the steamer, so that it almost ran us down, while our ferrywoman began again:

    Seven English Cities

  • A little way farther he saw a second boathouse; he hastened thither, and the ferrywoman, for the boat was poled across by a stout dame, made not the least difficulty about ferrying him over.

    After London Or, Wild England

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