from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A tow-path.


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  • And, audible in the hush now, a faint sound; the sound of runners on the towing-path cheering the crews forward, forward.

    A truly soggy boat race

  • Just such an evening, six years ago, he had walked the towing-path with Fleur, had separated from her, waited to see her look back and wave her hand.

    Swan Song

  • “Miss Fleur is walking up, sir, by the towing-path

    To Let

  • When at last she rejoined him on the towing-path a little beyond

    To Let

  • That they might see him to the best advantage they left him at the Barge and crossed the river to the towing-path.

    In Chancery

  • Having then got his gates shut, he crossed back by his plank lock-bridge to the towing-path side of the river.

    Our Mutual Friend

  • When Riderhood had run to his second windlass and turned it, and while he leaned against the lever of that gate to help it to swing open presently, he noticed, lying to rest under the green hedge by the towing-path astern of the Lock, a Bargeman.

    Our Mutual Friend

  • When he arose and came out to resume his journey, he found his host waiting for him on the grass by the towing-path outside the door.

    Our Mutual Friend

  • He outwalked the short day, and was on the towing-path by the river, somewhat footsore, when the night closed in.

    Our Mutual Friend

  • Slouching at his side with his eyes upon the towing-path, Riderhood held his left hand open, with a certain slight drawing action towards himself.

    Our Mutual Friend


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