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  • There is a good market here, and that is the best thing to be said of the town; it is also very much increased since the number of the inhabitants are increased at the new town, as I mentioned as near the dock at the mouth of Hamoaze, for those people choose rather to go to Saltash to market by water than to walk to Plymouth by land for their provisions.

    From London to Land's End

  • Perhaps that is why I want to go to England by water as if you were a water-god and could favour me.

    Mary Queen Of Scotland And The Isles

  • Caves are usually carved out by water over millions of years, and Mount Ararat is too young for that to happen.

    The Ark

  • Dan Bibb is less excited about eating the First Supper accompanied only by water than I am.

    MY EMPIRE OF DIRT

  • With the earth core kept at a fairly constant level of dampness by water running off the batter in winter and foliage growing on the top in summer, and plenty of crevices in the stone wall sides, the Cornish hedge becomes a true mini-ecosystem.

    Historic walking trails: smugglers' routes in Cornwall

  • Thence to W.stminster Hall, where I hear the Lords are up, but what they have done I know not, and so walked toward W.ite Hall and thence by water to the Tower, and so home and there to my letters, and so to Sir W. Pen's; and there did talk with Mrs. Lowther, who is very kind to me, more than usual, and I will make use of it.

    Diary of Samuel Pepys, May 1668

  • This town of Lymington is chiefly noted for making fine salt, which is indeed excellent good; and from whence all these south parts of England are supplied, as well by water as by land carriage; and sometimes, though not often, they send salt to London, when, contrary winds having kept the Northern fleets back, the price at London has been very high; but this is very seldom and uncertain.

    From London to Land's End

  • The British army departed Philadelphia on June 18, sending their heavy equipment by water and marching north with Henry Clinton.

    Robert Morris

  • Virtually all the supplies and munitions for the Union army were dispatched by water to the base on Aquia Creek; but cavalry reinforcements, sutlers' wagons, and occasional supply trains used the Telegraph Road.

    LEE’S LIEUTENANTS

  • After a fortnight of hesitation, Halleck ordered McClellan on August 3 to abandon operations on the James River and to move his army by water to Aquia Creek, near Fredericksburg.

    LEE’S LIEUTENANTS

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