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pont

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, punt 1; 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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