Fertilizing: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
Use in Literature FerryingThe rush to the parks and the dunes was followed in the days that followed by as wild a rush to the ferries, due to the mad desire to escape anywhere, in any way, from the burning city.ndash;Charles Morris (editor) in The San Francisco Calamity.The several hundred square miles of land and water forming greater New York are perfectly united by numerous bridges, tunnels, and electric ferries, while the city's great natural advantages have been enhanced and beautified by every ingenious device.ndash;J.J. Astor in A Journey in Other Worlds.After much hallooing, a canoe was brought from the island, which was not more than fifty yards from the mainland, and we were ferried across.ndash;Samuel White Baker in The Albert N'Yanza, Great Basin of the Nile.To him she told the story of her escape and her longing for her own country and her own people, and was ferried across.ndash;E.J. Banfield in Tropic Days.Later that evening, a white woman from Detroit was shot and killed on the highway between Montgomery and Selma as she was ferrying marchers back home.ndash;Norman Coombs in Black Experience.It was five years since Van Bibber had been south of the north side of Washington Square, except as a transient traveller to the ferries on the elevated road.ndash;Richard Harding Davis in Van Bibber's Life.It is but fair to say that this thought had occurred to him several times before he acted upon it. The poker room which he first invaded was over a saloon in West Street, near one of the ferries.ndash;Theodore Dreiser in Sister Carrie.They may construct and control public wharves, and regulate and license ferries.ndash;Arthur W. Dunn in Community Civics and Rural Life.Our canoe ferried us over, two at a time, to the island.ndash;Henry Van Dyke in The Lost Word.From the time he had been a boy, Harry Ormond had been in the habit of ferrying over to the Black Islands whenever Sir Ulick could spare him.ndash;Maria Edgeworth in Tales and Novels, vol 9.
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