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  • v. Present participle of ford.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of crossing a stream or river by wading or in a car or on a horse


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  • We had, however, lost some time in fording the stream, and we had but the one glimpse of him as the trail curved.


  • On the 2d we succeeded, after considerable difficulty, in fording it, still deep and rapid, even at its lowest stage, and left it, passing through a large prairie, and finally halted at the entrance of

    Life in the Rocky Mountains

  • We found no little difficulty in fording it, in consequence of the quick sands of which its bed is composed, giving way so readily beneath the pressure of our feet.

    Life in the Rocky Mountains

  • He laughed at the idea of fording the Potomac, declaring that no living man or horse could stand, much less swim, in the stream.

    Border and Bastille

  • The party trudged on, fording swollen rivers and cursing the wretched weather.

    George Washington’s First War

  • IKENNE, Nigeria — After driving two hours — skirting truck-size potholes, fording a flooded town and dodging a body — Pieter Swanepoel arrives at a dilapidated farm about 50 miles from Lagos, Nigeria.

    Catering to New Tastes as Incomes Climb

  • Down below a small herd of mule deer fording the river looked like toy animals.

    Bird Cloud

  • As Mattie Ross, the 14-year-old heroine, obsessively pursues her father's killer, she proves to be an almost unbelievably viable outdoorswoman, stoically fording a river on horseback, camping out nightly without complaint, bracing the elements, staring down death.

    Avital Binshtock: An Environmentalist's Review of True Grit

  • Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's camp released pictures of the politician riding horses, carrying a hunting rifle, fishing and fording mountain streams while trekking across Siberia, reports the Guardian.

    Putin's Commanding Photo Roles: Designed For A 2012 Election Bid? (PHOTOS)

  • An international research team reported Thursday that, contrary to previous scholarship, these early migrants may have traveled directly from Africa to eastern Arabia, rather than moving up the Nile Valley or through the Near East, by fording the shallows of the Red Sea in an era when sea level was lower than today.

    New Study Redraws Early Path of Humans


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