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noun as in transportation boat

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verb as in carry across

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Christened the “Loni Jo,” the ferry chugged back from the Kentucky shore and dropped its gate at the foot of Illinois Route 1.

A free, privately owned ferry service at the Port of Cave-In-Rock, continuously operated since the early 1800s, carries roughly 500 vehicles across the river every day.

We have seen vaccine go out on helicopters, plans, cars dog sleds, and ferry.

The adenovirus ferries instructions for making the coronavirus’s spike protein into human cells.

Irish customs authorities on Thursday night announced a temporary easing of customs requirements for goods arriving on ferries from Britain, to get freight moving again.

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And earlier that day, the 43-year-old had earned the précis, breaking up a skirmish by the Staten Island Ferry.

There was no trouble on the ferry as it reached Manhattan and a few of the passengers boarded the subway to the protest uptown.

As a precaution against a possible disturbance, the ferry was escorted by a police boat, its blue lights flashing.

Marine One will ferry him to JFK Airport, where Air Force One awaits.

For a more scenic journey, travel by ferry from Whittier or Valdez.

Crossing the river on a ferry, Lawrence and his escort mounted their horses and started for Platte City, but a few miles away.

Lee's army is sweeping victoriously through Maryland; Harper's Ferry taken with ten thousand prisoners.

It finally plunged sharply down to a steamboat ferry, over which we crossed the Dart and landed directly in the town.

Leaving the city, we crossed Southampton Water on a steam ferry which was guided by a chain stretched from bank to bank.

The original bridge across the Medway to Strood probably dates from the Roman period, taking the place of a ferry.


On this page you'll find 38 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to ferry, such as: barge, ferryboat, packet, packet boat, and passage boat.

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