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Ferrugineous
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Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Ferry Fer"ry, n.; pl. Ferries. [OE. feri; akin to Icel. ferja, Sw. f["a]rja, Dan. f[ae]rge, G. f["a]hre. See Ferry, v. t.] 1. A place where persons or things are carried across a river, arm of the sea, etc., in a ferryboat. It can pass the ferry backward into light. --Milton. To row me o'er the ferry. --Campbell. 2. A vessel in which passengers and goods are conveyed over narrow waters; a ferryboat; a wherry. 3. A franchise or right to maintain a vessel for carrying passengers and freight across a river, bay, etc., charging tolls. Ferry bridge, a ferryboat adapted in its structure for the transfer of railroad trains across a river or bay. Ferry railway. See under Railway.



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