Barging: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases

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Icon Group International, Incorporated, Dec 19, 2008 - 39 pages
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Use in Literature BargingA solitary gondola came around the bend of the Canal and its boatman began to sing one of the familiar songs that once was bawled from illuminated barges on spring nights like this, for the benefit of the tourists in the hotels.ndash;Robert Herrick (1868-1938) in The World Decision.I engaged three vessels, including two large noggurs or sailing barges, and a good decked vessel with comfortable cabins, known by all Nile tourists as a diahbiah.ndash;Samuel White Baker in The Albert N'Yanza, Great Basin of the Nile.Forward the fearless barges plunge and bound, Top the curl'd wave, or grind the flinty ground, Careen, whirl, right, and sidelong dasht and tost, Now seem to reach and now to lose the coast.ndash;Joel Barlow in The Columbiad.Looking out, I beheld the grand canal so entirely covered with fruits and vegetables, on rafts and in barges, that I could scarcely distinguish a wave.ndash;William Beckford in Dreams, Waking Thoughts, and Incidents.He told us how endless strings of barges, loaded up at the big factories of Westphalia, were moving through the canals from the Rhine or the Elbe to the Danube.ndash;John Buchan in Greenmantle.If I bought food, I might get a chance to lie snug on one of the barges.ndash;John Buchan in Greenmantle.So he barged in, and found a big, dim salon with two figures in it and a lamp burning between them, and a queer, unpleasant smell about. He took a step forward, and then he saw that the figures had no faces.ndash;John Buchan in Mr. Standfast.The absentees were both watchmen from the barges, and I fancy the monotony of the life had got on their nerves.ndash;John Buchan in Greenmantle.Though Hastings made no secret of his distaste to the Count de la Roche's visit, it became his office as lord chamberlain to meet the count at Blackwall, and escort him and his train, in gilded barges, to the palace.ndash;Edward Bulwer-Lytton in Last of the Barons, book 4.Now he was barged as a Luthanian peasant.ndash;Edgar Rice Burroughs in The Mad King.

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