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  • n. Plural form of flatboat.


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  • Some residents used flatboats to motor to submerged homes and salvage items.

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  • Wagons were not regulated out of existence, nor were buggys before them or wheelwrights or flatboats.

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  • The rivers are dirty with sweat and toil and lip, like lakes, along the low and burdened shores; flatboats ramble and thread among them, and above the steamers bridges swing on great arches of steel, striding with mighty grace from shore to shore.


  • British flatboats dropped off men, returned through the smoke, and scooped up more.

    The King's Best Highway

  • Chapter 1 -- Hooch Not many flatboats were getting down the Hio these days, not with pioneers aboard, anyway, not with families and tools and furniture and seed and a few shoats to start a pig herd.

    He Don't Know Him

  • When I piss folks get on flatboats and float downstream for fifty mile, and when I fart the Frenchmen catch the air in bottles and sell it for perfume.

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  • Soon after getting the mills well running, and when the shipment of their surplus product down the river by flatboats had begun, I was ordered to move to Knoxville, on account of demonstrations by Longstreet from the direction of Blain's crossroads.

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  • The whole region was rich in provender of all kinds, and as the people with rare exceptions were enthusiastically loyal, we in a little while got more than enough food for ourselves, and by means of flatboats began sending the surplus down the river to the troops at Knoxville.

    She Makes Her Mouth Small & Round & Other Stories

  • There were wagons and tents clustered all round the ford, and crowds of people making tremendous work of floating their vehicles and goods across on rafts and flatboats; the river hereabouts was quite swift, and about a quarter of a mile across through sandbars and quicksands.


  • Those that are large, and well-armed, and properly planned; why, this summer they've been pouring down the Del Norte in thousands, floating across the Rio Grande on rafts and flatboats, taking any route west they can find-and getting there, I don't doubt.



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