One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Using a ship or boat for travel or transport.‘at the end of the lake was a small gazebo, accessible only by water’
- ‘Just after the attacks, the debris was brought by road; now, to cope with the volume, it is shipped by water.’
- ‘Travel by water was better for much of the year until winter froze the rivers.’
- ‘A canal could haul coal twenty times as far by water for the same unit cost as turnpike transport.’
- ‘It is recognised for its general influence over sailors, shipping, and voyages by water.’
- ‘Then, following a specially designed route by water and railway, the waste is transported to Russia.’
- ‘The crews travelled down to Gravesend by water on the Saturday in order to take part.’
- ‘Until very recently, travel by water was the most efficient way to move around.’
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