paddle-wheeler love


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  • n. a steam vessel propelled by paddle wheels


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  • It used to be the feature of an amusement park, but the park failed and nobody ever removed the paddle-wheeler.

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  • (Earlier prototypes were weirder still: one that resembled a flying paddle-wheeler never managed to leave the ground.)

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  • It's well known that Disneyland's Mark Twain paddle-wheeler sank on its opening day, but it wasn't until Friday's first-hand report of the sinking of the Mark Twain that the facts were in the public record.

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  • Built in the 1830s to slice the length of Indiana diagonally—connecting the Great Lakes steamer port of Michigan City with the Ohio River paddle-wheeler landing at Madison—it ran through Shelbyville two-thirds of the way down.

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  • The machine can distil eighteen tons per diem; and there is another water-magazine, an old paddle-wheeler moored to the beach under the town.

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  • As I approached Fox Run I could see sleet marching across the barren cane fields on the far side of the Teche, the same fields where Junior and Woodrow Reed labored a half century ago under the watchful eyes of Boss Posey and the other mounted gunbulls, all of them, one way or another, controlled by the man who lived across the bayou in the great white house that resembled a Mississippi paddle-wheeler.

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  • Almost the entire house was scrolled with white Christmas lights, so that the house glowed like a nineteenth-century paddle-wheeler inside a fog bank on the Mississippi.

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  • A little white-painted colonial steamer, a dwarf paddle-wheeler, the _Prince of Wales, _ lies moping and solitary off foul Krutown Bay.

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  • Could his own squarish boat -- a 72-foot-long paddle-wheeler that cruises in parades for Opening Day and the Christmas ships -- be considered a barge?

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  • Kevin and Linda Bagley gave up their roomy landlubber's house years ago to do something iconically Seattle: They moved into a paddle-wheeler on Lake Union.

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