river boat


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Noun1.river boat - a boat used on rivers or to ply a riverriver boat - a boat used on rivers or to ply a river
boat - a small vessel for travel on water
keelboat - river boat with a shallow draught and a keel but no sails; used to carry freight; moved by rowing or punting or towing
showboat - a river steamboat on which theatrical performances could be given (especially on the Mississippi River)
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I don't know what is inside this envelope, but, unless it is something pretty definite, I shall be much tempted to take the next down- river boat and catch the Bolivia at Para.
A new sense of energy and activity had possessed him ever since he had announced to May the night before that he had business in Boston, and should take the Fall River boat that night and go on to New York the following evening.
Divers searching the wreck of a Russian Volga river boat reportedly saw more than one hundred corpses trapped inside the pleasure craft when they recovered eight bodies on Monday.
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"I wanted a river boat." Made from heavy-duty, double-coated urethane, Alpacka Rafts are designed to withstand the rigors of Whitewater, but weigh only about 5 pounds and roll up to the size of a small tent.
It was an early lesson in river life: feed the birds and they will return the favour by covering your deck in enough guano to start a gunpowder factory" Broadcaster Sandi Toksvig, who lives on a river boat "I was always a sports nut but I've lost interest now in whether one bunch of mercenaries in north London is going to beat another bunch of mercenaries from west London" Actor John Cleese on football
Steele also helped spread the boat's fame - including by going to the nation's capitol during the American Bicentennial Celebration to build a McKenzie River boat for display in the Smithsonian Institution.
Alternatively, take a taxi or avoid jams on a river boat, Skytrain or the subway.
The Rensselaer Land Trust invites area residents to a community boating and fishing day at the recently completed Hoosic River boat launch and fishing property off Route 67.
1st we left New York at seven in the morning by the steamer Aida a very fine low pressure river boat and went up the Hudson as far as West Point a distance of 52 miles in less than three hours.' The letter was marked 'per steamer Asia from Boston' and had three postmarks: 'Saratoga Springs Aug 5' changed in ink to '6', Liverpool Au25' and 'Manchester Au26:
Called to the scene of an incident involving a river boat, devastating memories are brought to the surface, but the doctor is determined to prevent another tragedy and dives into the freezing cold water and begins a desperate search for survivors.