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  • n. Plural form of ferry-boat.


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  • Though people were no longer buying residence lots and factory and business sites, they were compelled to ride on his cars and ferry-boats and to consume his water.

    Chapter XX

  • We are walking along the pier when I notice that the river in front of us is spotted by clouds of ferry-boats, each helmed by a single guy in a massive reed hat.

    Zac Hill: Being Cool With Having Stuff: At-Least-Potentially Guilt-Free Super Bowl Cruising

  • Between the two cities they could see the white ferry-boats on the water.

    Chapter XVI

  • Seeing as I had to have ferry-boats, I decided to build them myself.

    Chapter XVI

  • Twenty stories below lay the alternate glare and gloom of the city; far in the distance the lights of the ferry-boats plodded across the harbor like weary fireflies.

    Dear Carl

  • Crossing from among them to the opposite shore, were steam ferry-boats laden with people, coaches, horses, waggons, baskets, boxes: crossed and recrossed by other ferry-boats: all travelling to and fro: and never idle.

    American Notes for General Circulation

  • After encountering more than the usual crush in Broadway, for we were rather more than an hour in driving three miles in a stage, we crossed the Brooklyn Ferry in one of those palace ferry-boats, where the spacious rooms for passengers are heated by steam-pipes, and the charge is only one cent, or a fraction less than a halfpenny.

    The Englishwoman in America

  • We passed between the ferry-boats, then jibed to the right and went out past the lighthouse.

    Third Strike

  • She also marvelled at the whistles of the hundreds of vessels in the harbour — the long, low cries of the Sound steamers and ferry-boats when fog was on.

    Sister Carrie

  • The Tamar here is very wide, and the ferry-boats bad; so that I thought myself well escaped when I got safe on shore in Cornwall.

    From London to Land's End


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