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 for Ferries
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ferry \Fer"ry\, n.; pl. Ferries. [OE. feri; akin to Icel.
     ferja, Sw. f[aum]rja, Dan. f[ae]rge, G. f[aum]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.
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              It can pass the ferry backward into light. --Milton.
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              To row me o'er the ferry.             --Campbell.
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     2. A vessel in which passengers and goods are conveyed over
        narrow waters; a ferryboat; a wherry.
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     3. A franchise or right to maintain a vessel for carrying
        passengers and freight across a river, bay, etc., charging
        tolls.
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     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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