Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A stream or other tract of water used as a route of travel.
“Charlestown mill-pond to this bend of the river, a distance of 27-1/4 miles, would open a continuous water-route of eighty miles to Concord,”
“I managed to overrule his objections, however, as I could not bear to leave any part of the river unvisited; so we continued the water-route to the junction of the Blue and the White Nile, where I resolved to remain a week, before continuing my route.”
“But the voyages of da Gama and Magellan proved the practical possibilities of an eastern water-route to the Indies.”
“Ferdinand planned to gain a free water-route to the sea for his products by treaties with the countries on the banks of the”
“And if the same water-route were possessed by our great neighbour to the south of us, it would give to the United States the deepest waterway on this continent extending from New York to Salt Lake City.”
“I like to believe that one day there will preside over this great water-route a directorate of farsighted men who will guide and control its destinies, will shape and administer its transportation efficiency in a manner that will preserve to Canada the prestige of possessing the shortest and deepest trade route from the heart of this continent to the sea.”
“Cut off from direct communication with the Teutonic powers save by the Black Sea water-route and staggering under her Palestine defeats, Turkey is now menaced at her very heart.”
“A clear water-route by the Oswego River and the lake offered itself; but Sir James Yeo, with his squadron, was blockading the mouth of the harbor, and the chance for blockade-runners was small indeed.”
“If you go by the water-route of the Mississippi," said these hunters,”
“He maintained, as did almost every one else, that the water-route was the only safe and sure and economical way of transportation.”
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