towing path


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towing path

n
another name for towpath
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Noun1.towing path - a path along a canal or river used by animals towing boatstowing path - a path along a canal or river used by animals towing boats
path - a way especially designed for a particular use
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A man, knee-deep near the towing path, shouted inaudibly to me and pointed.
Through the reek I could see the people who had been with me in the river scrambling out of the water through the reeds, like little frogs hurrying through grass from the advance of a man, or running to and fro in utter dismay on the towing path.
The Ray flickered up and down the towing path, licking off the people who ran this way and that, and came down to the water's edge not fifty yards from where I stood.
Fisher made his way beyond the last green wall of the garden on to a sort of towing path looking on the river and a wooden island opposite.
Fisher nodded and turned away toward the towing path, where he saw the duke returning with a rather dazed expression.
Fisher had continued his stroll toward the higher embanked ground of the towing path, and he now swept a long and searching gaze, not toward the island, but toward the distant wooded heights that were the walls of the valley.
Where there was no towing path for the animals to walk along, the boats had to be legged through.
Gain the towing path and continue with the waterway on your left side.
The book begins at Hartshill near Nuneaton and includes a stretch along the towing path of the Coventry Canal and a visit to Hartshill Country Park.