• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Bridge-of-boats a bridge resting on boats moored abreast across a piece of water
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. brycg; Ger. brucke, Ice. bryggja.


In literature:

The bridge at one end of our boating-ground, and the rapids at the other, made quite a pretty lake.
"The Shirley Letters from California Mines in 1851-52" by Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe
The improvement is in applying the bridge principle of bearers in supporting length of boats.
"Scientific American magazine, Vol. 2 Issue 1" by Various
The sacred island, I suppose, on the other side of a bridge of boats, covered with what seems a scrub of ilex and lentisk.
"The Spirit of Rome" by Vernon Lee
The Rhine is here crossed by a substantial iron bridge, as also by a bridge of boats.
"Foot-prints of Travel" by Maturin M. Ballou
We returned home by the suspension bridge, built upon the site of an early bridge of boats.
"In Château Land" by Anne Hollingsworth Wharton
When he is tired of pictures, he plays with his blocks, and makes boats, and cars and bridges, and towers and churches.
"The Nursery, February 1877, Vol. XXI. No. 2" by Various
The latter troops hurried to join Von Auffenberg, crossing the Vistula by means of bridge boats at Josefow.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume II (of VIII)" by Various
By the time they were at the Sea Bridge, the captain was on the subject of his boat, as usual.
"Mayflower (Flor de mayo)" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
A bridge of canal boats, similar to a pontoon, was constructed across the river, and we took possession of this beautiful, proud city.
"Three Years in the Federal Cavalry" by Willard Glazier
Drove to Shah Dura in camel-carriage, over Ravee River by bridge of boats.
"The Last Voyage" by Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
Leicester put a bridge of boats across the river to obstruct the passage, and gathered an army of eighteen thousand men on shore.
"England, Picturesque and Descriptive" by Joel Cook
At the same time they began the construction of a bridge of boats in the immediate vicinity.
"History of the Rise of the Huguenots" by Henry Baird
I leaped into a small boat and was quickly under the middle of the bridge.
"The Boy Allies with the Cossacks" by Clair W. Hayes
On the thirteenth the British army crossed the Hudson, by a bridge of boats, to Saratoga.
"Burgoyne's Invasion of 1777" by Samuel Adams Drake
We approached it by the west, by the way of the sea, by the great bridge of boats over the Scheldt.
"A Journal of Impressions in Belgium" by May Sinclair
There was certainly a bridge as early as 1006, probably built to stop the passage of the Danish pirate boats.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
The Rhine is crossed by a bridge of boats 485 yds.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 5" by Various
The town of Mitau is an ugly place, built near a dull and sluggish river, rudely spanned by a bridge of boats at the market-place.
"Francezka" by Molly Elliot Seawell
Her mast and one funnel were gone, the bridge wrecked; a few dangling planks at her davits were all that was left of her service boats.
"Merchantmen-at-Arms" by David W. Bone
He crossed the long bridge of boats, fastened by iron chains across the rapid Tigris, which takes its name Thir (an arrow), from its rapidity.
"Tales from the German" by Various

In poetry:

Our enemies have fall'n, have fall'n: they came,
The woodmen with their axes: lo the tree!
But we will make it faggots for the hearth,
And shape it plank and beam for roof and floor,
And boats and bridges for the use of men.
"The Princess: A Medley: Our Enemies have Fall'n" by Alfred Lord Tennyson
'Our enemies have fallen, have fallen: they came,
The woodmen with their axes: lo the tree!
But we will make it faggots for the hearth,
And shape it plank and beam for roof and floor,
And boats and bridges for the use of men.
"The Princess (part 6)" by Alfred Lord Tennyson

In news:

File photo The body was found late this morning by a boat crew in the Hudson River, just south of the bridge.
On the resurfacing of the Glade Bridge, post boat races on the Allegheny River.
The wooden boat that will dock Monday at the east end of the Hawthorne Bridge is no ordinary vessel.
Five proposals are being considered in the competition for the Slussen project, which aims to replace a tangle of traffic circles, bridges, underpasses and boat locks in the heart of Stockholm.
Boat parade participants make a U-turn at the bridge during the Dana Point Christmas Parade of Lights in Dana Point Harbor Friday night.
Prosecutors said Collins was driving a boat with four passengers the night of July 21st on Castle Rock Lake when he hit a bridge support which threw his passengers forward 23-year-old Michael Miklavicic of Friendship died.
The captain of a tugboat and a crew member had to be rescued this morning after the boat sunk on the Fraser River in the area of the Pattullo Bridge.
The shoreline indicates the drop in water level at the Mehaffey Bridge boat ramp on Coralville Lake on Wednesday, March 14, 2012, northeast of North Liberty, Iowa.
Students used 50 rolls of duct tape and recycled material to create crafts the could use as sleds, boats and bridges.
The boat ramp will be located near the site of the old Gratz bridge.
A Washington County, Minn. Sheriff's deputy talks to two young sailboaters after their boat was towed to Beanie's boat landing in Lakeland, Minn. Their small sailboat capsized just south of the I-94 St Croix River bridge.
Water levels are so high this year from record rains and snow melt that just getting under some of the bridges is difficult for some boats.
The Panama Canal and some of the United States' largest bridges and ports are scrambling to make room to accommodate the ever-bigger boats plying today's oceans.
Living in Ballard I am used to getting caught the bridge going up and down but when I saw the size of the boat it caught me by surprise.
The Snook Islands Natural Area facilities at the western base of the Lake Worth Bridge includes a boardwalk, fishing pier, floating boat docks and a kayak launch with drop-off area.