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Erwin S., U.S. physicist, 1868-1956. See: Ferry-Porter law.
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The unseen ferry-boat was blowing blast after blast, and the mouth- blown horn was tooting in terror-stricken fashion.
Thither we went in a fine boat they call a pinnace, with six oars; his servants, and horses, and baggage going in the ferry-boat.
Let the heart swell into what discord it will, thus plays the rippling water on the prow of the ferry-boat ever the same tune.
And yet," interrupted Clara, laughing, "if one can believe what one reads, it applies to hackney-coaches, ferry-boats, doctors, lawyers, and even the clergy.
At a little distance, on the edge of the dock, our observer remarked their son, who had found a place where, between the sides of two big ships, he could see the ferry-boats pass; the large pyramidal low-laden ferry-boats of American waters.