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ferry someone around

to transport people here and there in small groups. I really don't want to spend all my days ferrying children around. Why am I ferrying around a bunch of kids all day?
See also: around, ferry

ferry someone or something across something

 and ferry someone or something across
to transport someone or something across a river on a ferryboat. Can we get someone to ferry us across the lake to the island? After they ferried across all the cars, they closed the ferryboat down for the night.
See also: across, ferry
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4 Ferry civilised: If you haven't been on board for a while, you''re in for a pleasant surprise.
In addition, MAP-21 created the discretionary Passenger Ferry Grant Program, also administered by FTA, as a subsection of the Urbanized Area Formula Program.
The Department currently operates a vehicle ferry service in Strangford Lough between Strangford and Portaferry with two vehicle ferries and a back-up passenger ferry.
The new ferry will replace the existing MV Strangford which is over 40 years old and is approaching the end of its economically operational life.
This initiative marks P&O Ferries' implementation of the most advanced communications ecosystem in the ferry market and one that only MTN delivers.
Nexus, which owns and operates the Shields Ferry, is using Facebook as a fresh channel for communicating with customers.
The ferry has been a familiar sight transporting around 500,000 people every year.
Varna Ferry is being set up after last week the Bulgarian Competition Protection Commission approved the establishment of the joint venture between Navigation Maritime Bulgare and Bulgarian River Shipping.
Ferry, an administrator and a Valencia High School teacher, jumped out to a huge lead in contributions in December among the six candidates with active campaign committees, according to the statements provided by the Santa Clarita City Clerk's Office.
Also on display is a designer's prototype model of the paddle steamer Alliance (pictured inset) of about 1854, showing the dramatic change in ferry boat design in just 30 years.
As a council, we have to get serious,'' Ferry said.
San Francisco Bay Ferry is a service of the San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA).
The ferry ride is also a popular sightseeing excursion for over 1,000,000 tourists each year to view the Statue of Liberty and other New York Harbor landmarks.
Over a year ago another ferry was sold, leaving just two ferries left to operate.
Since January, Mayor Frank Ferry and Councilman Bob Kellar - the Santa Clarita City Council's Porta Bella subcommittee - have met monthly with all parties involved in the dispute over how best to rid the 996-acre property of dozens of toxic chemicals and unexploded waste left over from decades of U.