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 n.  flatboat; long, large boat for transporting freight that is unpowered and towed or pushed by other craft
Classic Sentence:
1  Crowned with heavy lotus-blossoms you had sat on the prow of Adrian's barge, gazing across the green turbid Nile.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 9
2  Of barges, sailing colliers, and coasting-traders, there were perhaps, as many as now; but of steam-ships, great and small, not a tithe or a twentieth part so many.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In Chapter LIV
3  There were some boats and barges astrand in the mud, and these enabled us to come within a few yards of her without being seen.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 47. MARTHA
4  Towards noon whales were raised; but so soon as the ship sailed down to them, they turned and fled with swift precipitancy; a disordered flight, as of Cleopatra's barges from Actium.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 84. Pitchpoling.
5  I see him lying now on his back under those dull-green waters, with the heavy barges floating over him and long weeds catching in his hair.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 19
6  The buildings in Carriage Row, across the river, in the Bazaar and the Povarskoy, as well as the barges on the Moskva River and the timber yards by the Dorogomilov Bridge, were all ablaze.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER XXXIII
Example Sentence:
1  A barge was about a hundred yards away, waiting to return seaward.
2  I wouldn't touch it with a barge pole.
3  I'm sorry to barge in like this, but I have a problem I hope you can solve.
4  The tugboat will tow the barge away before sunset.
5  Another barge with fresh water from the U.S. military arrived at the site Friday to assist in the cooling operations.