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  • n. Alternative form of ferryboat.


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  • And while Arthur took up the tale, for the twentieth time, of his adventure with the drunken hoodlums on the ferry-boat and of how

    Chapter 2

  • The novella details an incident when Marlow, an Englishman, took a foreign assignment as a ferry-boat captain, employed by a Belgian trading company.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • "You have given me a glimpse of fairyland," Martin said on the ferry-boat.

    Chapter 36

  • But it was time to catch the last ferry-boat for Oakland, and

    Chapter 36

  • The unseen ferry-boat was blowing blast after blast, and the mouth-blown horn was tooting in terror-stricken fashion.

    Chapter 1

  • Nothing is going to be lost -- not one pile out of the docks, not one railroad spike, not one ounce of steam out of the gauge of a ferry-boat.

    Chapter XXIII

  • He sat down on the opposite side of the ferry-boat and stared at me.

    The Gun

  • Once, warning against the perils of bootleg liquor, he told the story of a young woman on a Hoboken ferry-boat who took a drink from a flask carried in the pocket of her escort.


  • On this information I concluded it would be best to march to the village by a circuitous route instead of directly, as at first intended, so I had the ferry-boat belonging to the post floated about a mile and a half down the Yamhill River and there anchored.

    She Makes Her Mouth Small & Round & Other Stories

  • I'd imagined a sleepy hamlet, with a store and ferry-boat, and a few bare-foot loafers snoozing and spitting in the sunshine, but here was a bustling little industrial community of three thousand souls, with neat houses and workshops, and my first thought was that you'd need a regiment to take this place - and a brigade to hold it, for a less defensible position I never did see.



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