unfordable

unfordable

(ʌnˈfɔːdəbəl)
adj
(of a river, flood, stream, etc) not able to be forded
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So energetically do we pursue this aim that after crossing an unfordable river we burn the bridges to separate ourselves from our enemy, who at the moment is not Bonaparte but Buxhowden.
Alwan Wa Awtar acts like a gateway which allows both children and mothers' to escape from poverty and the ongoing struggle of unfordable life errands.
The referendum Hinsdale District 86 has put on our ballots this election is unfair, wasteful and unfordable. When will District 86 do better?
To the east, an unfordable stretch of Ok Aum impedes Kwermin relations with the Highlanders.
But the combination of adverse weather, terrain favoring the defenders, and unfordable streams and canals yielded minimal gains.
The insurance services offered by insurance companies are almost unfordable for wide groups of population.
This vehicle has unfordable tail that acts as a third footing for movement on flat terrain when both tracks are fully folded and act as wheel.
In particular, the Pacolet River to the south of Morgan's army and the Broad River to the north developed into unfordable boundaries which limited maneuver options for the Americans.
Besides this what proved even more depressing for Alexander troops were the disheartening news which they had heard all sorts of alarming rumours that beyond the Beas were deserts unfordable and fierce rivers and powerful nations with tremendous armies.
And the five great (sacred) mountains or Meru, Songgao, Taishan Nanheng, Huashan and Beiheng; the four great famous mountains, Wutai, Putuo Emei and Jiuhua; the four unfordable rivers, Dajiang, Huangho, Huaishui and Jishui; and the five great lakes, Taihu, Poyanghu, Qingcaohu, Danyanghu and Dongtinghu.
The Roman orator Themistius described the bleak outcome from the Roman point of view: "After the indescribable Iliad of evils on the Ister [Dniester] and the onset of the monstrous flame [of war], when there was not yet a king set over the affairs of the Romans, with Thrace laid waste, with Illyria laid waste, when whole armies had vanished completely like a shadow, when neither impassable mountains, unfordable rivers, nor trackless wastes stood in the way, but when finally nearly the whole of the earth and sea had united beside the barbarians." Themistius' soaring rhetoric aside, the Gothic War was a catastrophe: the Romans had lost an emperor, a province, and a war.
"Rafts are usually the initial means for crossing non-swimming vehicles--particularly tanks--on wide, unfordable rivers.