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navigable

1. wide, deep, or safe enough to be sailed on or through
2. capable of being steered or controlled
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And there were several navigable gas air-ships, not to mention balloons, in the air.
At Weybridge, the Wey (a pretty little stream, navigable for small boats up to Guildford, and one which I have always been making up my mind to explore, and never have), the Bourne, and the Basingstoke Canal all enter the Thames together.
I should have demanded the freedom of all navigable rivers for everybody, that the seas should be common to all, and that the great standing armies should be reduced henceforth to mere guards for the sovereigns.
Ja was sure that a large and navigable river connected the sea of Phutra with the Lural Az, and that, barring accident, the fleet would be before Phutra as soon as the land forces were.
The ape-man had seen that the river at the point he had left it was growing narrow and swift, so that he judged that it could not be navigable even for canoes to any great distance farther toward its source.
There is a slodgy theme in several keys at once, meaning mud-banks, and another for the navigable canal, and the exit into the Baltic is in C sharp major, pianissimo.
In all the parts of the world washed by navigable waters our relation to each other would be the same--and more intimate than there are words to express in the language.
I went, as I have said, over the bay, to the place where my brother, once a husband, lived; but I did not go to the same village where I was before, but went up another great river, on the east side of the river Potomac, called Rappahannock River, and by this means came on the back of his plantation, which was large, and by the help of a navigable creek, or little river, that ran into the Rappahannock, I came very near it.
This canal is a navigable stream, which goes through the heart of that vast empire of China, crosses all the rivers, passes some considerable hills by the help of sluices and gates, and goes up to the city of Pekin, being in length near two hundred and seventy leagues.
It is worth remembering that in December 2014 Nigel Farage did not attend a "Meet the Ukip leader" event at Port Talbot, claiming it took him six and a quarter hours to travel from London on the M4 (twice as long as he planned), on a road he described at the time as "not navigable due to congestion".
The Hawkesbury is also navigable for 110 kilometres and offers something for everyone depending in which season you are visiting--in Summer it teams with holiday-makers, jetskis, and cruising boats while in Winter, it quietens right down to a peaceful estuary.
In a change from the proposed rule, the agencies in the final rule also assert jurisdiction over wetlands adjacent to tributaries of navigable waters for the first time by defining how far they are located from a navigable water or its tributary.