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Fer·ry

(fer'ē),
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.
The slow advance of the ferry-boat had ceased, and her bows bumped against the piles of the slip with a violence that made the brougham stagger, and flung Archer and Madame Olenska against each other.
Tip was puzzled how to cross over; but after a time he discovered a man in a ferry-boat approaching from the other side of the stream.
They met by chance on the ferry-boat to San Francisco, so that the warning he gave father was not premeditated.
Eliza stood, for a moment, contemplating this unfavorable aspect of things, which she saw at once must prevent the usual ferry-boat from running, and then turned into a small public house on the bank, to make a few inquiries.