EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BARGE

By the time we reach Valence, soon after mid-day, we have passed one barge only.

Make haste, then, or we shall have to wait till the barge has gone by.

I never did see anybody as busy as you get, Alice, when you're towin' a barge.

Children by the dozen were making friends from barge to barge.

The barge is coming off, Mr. Hardy, with the pennant flying, sir!

Mr. Rat, have the barge manned, and send her on shore for the commodore.

How the sight of her held us in pity as the barge sailed slowly round.

To be sure he might come by the river; there's water enough now for the Cobham barge.

Get us a direct line from your barge to the big board here so we can direct the work.

Moonlight could not have been more luscious on Cleopatra's barge than it was there.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "small seagoing vessel with sails," from Old French barge, Old Provençal barca, from Medieval Latin barga, perhaps from Celtic, or perhaps from Latin *barica, from Greek baris "Egyptian boat," from Coptic bari "small boat." Meaning "flat-bottomed freight boat" dates from late 15c.

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