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  • n. Plural form of gundalow.

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  • Plum Island and the level reaches of water meadow between which glide the broad-sailed "gundalows" -- a {519} local corruption of gondola -- laden with hay.

    Brief History of English and American Literature

  • Whittier: the cotton-spinning towns along its banks, with their factories and dams, the sloping pastures and orchards of the back country, the sands of Plum Island and the level reaches of water meadow between which glide the broad-sailed "gundalows" -- a local corruption of gondola -- laden with hay.

    Initial Studies in American Letters

  • The New Hampshire gundalows were workhorse vessels of shallow draft, wide of beam, capable of carrying a lot of cargo from the docks of Portsmouth to towns and cities up the Piscataqua River, the Great Bay and the various other rivers that drained into it.

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  • Oh, gundalows are part of the local history, freight barges based on 17th and 18th century Dutch canal boats whose masts were hinged so they could be lowered to allow them to pass under bridges.

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  • In 1835, the Boston and Maine railroad made its debut in New Hampshire and essentially took the place of gundalows.

    Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, New Hampshire

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