Sentence Examples with the word Plied

Three ferries plied incessantly between Richborough and Calais and Dunkirk, connecting railhead in England with railhead in France.

The lake swarms with fish, which are caught with nets by a gild of fishermen, whose boats are the only representatives of the many ships and boats which plied on the lake as late as the 10th century.

For a few minutes the struggle was intensely critical; for while they still slacked out the tightened line in one direction, and still plied their oars in another, the contending strain threatened to take them under.

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In the paper which he left signed, and to which he referred in answer to the questions wherewith the busy bishops plied him, he expressed his sorrow for having assumed the royal style, and at the last moment confessed that Charles had denied to him privately, as he had publicly, that he was ever married to Lucy Walters.

Half a century later a party of trappers of the Hudson's Bay Company entered Nevada and plied their trade along the Humboldt river.

By 1718 he had made some reputation as a writer of occasional verse, which he published in broadsheets, and then (or a year earlier) he turned bookseller in the premises where he had hitherto plied his craft of wig-making.

He plied her lips gently, testing and encouraging, and she felt herself respond despite her indignation.

The queen of Sheba who visited Solomon may have come with a caravan trading to Gaza, to see the great king whose ships plied on the Red Sea.

They are occupied by a small tribe of about 80 Eskimo, who have from early times plied the trade of middlemen between Asia and America.

Ferry-boats plied between the landingplaces of the gates, and a movable drawbridge (30 ft.