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  • n. Plural form of ferryboat.


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  • Every day, waves of visitors arrive to Burano by ferryboats.

    Awakening the Sleepy Island of Burano

  • The prime minister said seven planes were ready to leave and two ferryboats escorted by a Turkish frigate, were about to arrive in Libya.

    Turkish Nationals Leaving Libya as Turmoil Escalates

  • "First boat I was ever in, except ferryboats," Saxon laughed.


  • The idea was that the inside of ferryboats and spacecrafts look more or less the same: a closed world with no exit.

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  • Meanwhile, General Meade had become assured of the same thing, and as he was now growing anxious about the fate of Wilson's division -- which, during my absence, had been sent out to break the enemy's communications south of Petersburg, by destroying the Southside and Danville railroads -- he sent ferryboats to cross me over the James.

    She Makes Her Mouth Small & Round & Other Stories

  • GIVENS: Yes, we were actually able to take a vacation this summer and take Scooter up to Seattle and go on the ferryboats, which we would have never been able to do without Madison.

    CNN Transcript Jan 13, 2010

  • And sloughing the beliefs ingrained since childhood, I bared my soul about the clarinets, the scent of honeysuckle and fried seafood, and the honk of the ferryboats -- how they nearly drove me mad until my new women friends made me feel a part of this "family."

    Stephanie Gertler: Grassland

  • He watched a handful of small ferryboats, their lanterns reflected in the black water, pick their way precariously through the currents from Bankside.


  • There were people there on life rafts and they were just waiting for their turn to get off the life raft and on to either the ferryboats or the fire boat or the police boat that was out there at the time.

    CNN Transcript Jan 16, 2009

  • We saw one victim in the water that we needed to get to and the aviation pilots put us in a position where we were out of way of the ferryboats and the other rescue boats and we had a direct line right to the victim.

    CNN Transcript Jan 16, 2009


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