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ford,

shallow place in a body of water, especially a river, that may be crossed by wading. Around the crossings habitually forded, cities sprang up; hence fords came to be the sites of numerous river towns. They have been of particular importance in migrations and in the deployment of armies in campaigns and have therefore been frequently fortified.

ford

[fȯrd]
(hydrology)
A shallow and usually narrow part of a stream, estuary, or other body of water that may be crossed; for example, by wading or by a wheeled land vehicle.

Ford

assumes pseudonym to uncover adulterer. [Br. Lit.: Merry Wives of Windsor]

ford

a shallow area in a river that can be crossed by car, horseback, etc.

Ford

1. Ford Maddox original name Ford Madox Hueffer. 1873--1939, English novelist, editor, and critic; works include The Good Soldier (1915) and the war tetralogy Parade's End (1924--28).
2. Gerald R(udolph). born 1913, US politician; 38th president of the US (1974--77)
3. Harrison. born 1942, US film actor. His films include Star Wars (1977) and its sequels, Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) and its sequels, Bladerunner (1982), Clear and Present Danger (1994), and What Lies Beneath (2000)
4. Henry. 1863--1947, US car manufacturer, who pioneered mass production
5. John. 1586--?1639, English dramatist; author of revenge tragedies such as 'Tis Pity She's a Whore (1633)
6. John, real name Sean O'Feeney. 1895--1973, US film director, esp of Westerns such as Stagecoach (1939) and She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949)
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Still, I think, in a little while, when the newness of the bridge has worn away, we shall see my people"s bare brown legs bravely splashing through the ford as before.
I am no faithless, fish- hunting Gavial, I, at Kasi to-day and Prayag to-morrow, as the saying is, but the true and constant watcher of the ford.
In another instant the tree was deserted; the figures of the five millionaires of Devil's Ford, crossing the fierce glare of the open space, with boyish alacrity, glistened in the sunlight, and then disappeared in the nearest fringe of thickets.
So saying, he clambered up the bank, closely followed by Robin, and led the way to the shallow pebbly ford, chuckling to himself the while as though he were enjoying some goodly jest within himself.
Having come to the ford, he girded up his robes about his loins, tucked his good broadsword beneath his arm, and stooped his back to take Robin upon it.
Ford, with an expression on his mobile features of mediate and happy acquiescence, started to reach for his pocket, then turned suddenly to Mr.
Ford has already explained the situation," he said with asperity.
Why, my lord," quoth Ford, standing in his stirrups and shading his eyes, "it is old Hob Davidson, the fat miller of Milton
There were two cross-roads before they reached the Lymington Ford, and at each of then Sir Nigel pulled up his horse, and waited with many a curvet and gambade, craning his neck this way and that to see if fortune would send him a venture.
Nevertheless, she looked forward to the advent of Owen Ford with a pleasant sense of expectation.
Paul Ford understood very well that he (God's minister), the church, the town, and even Christianity itself was suffering; and must suffer still more unless--
To be sure, I laughed over this; but it was rather tremulous laughter; and I was glad to get my bundle on my staff's end and set out over the ford and up the hill upon the farther side; till, just as I came on the green drove-road running wide through the heather, I took my last look of Kirk Essendean, the trees about the manse, and the big rowans in the kirkyard where my father and my mother lay.