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pont

/pɒnt/
noun
1.
(in South Africa) a river ferry, esp one that is guided by a cable from one bank to the other
Word Origin
C17: from Dutch: ferryboat, punt1; reintroduced through Afrikaans in 19th or 20th century
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  • The pont de Garabit, like the Causses, all well, should be seen another year.

    The Roof of France Matilda Betham-Edwards
  • They leaped into the saddle and rode away over the pont de Meuse.

    The Downfall Emile Zola
  • He arranged another meeting, and returned to the Arcade of the pont Neuf.

    Therese Raquin Emile Zola
  • The shop in the Arcade of the pont Neuf remained closed for three days.

    Therese Raquin Emile Zola
  • He had an idea of getting up, and returning to the Arcade of the pont Neuf.

    Therese Raquin Emile Zola

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