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a low flat-bottomed freight car with fixed sides but no roof

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long narrow flat-bottomed boat propelled by sculling

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the compartment that is suspended from an airship and that carries personnel and the cargo and the power plant

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She would watch those glories expire; and then, after looking at the black gondolas underneath, taking guests to music and dancing, would raise her eyes to the shining stars.
As we went, however, in her gondola, gliding there under the sociable hood with the bright Venetian picture framed on either side by the movable window, I could see that she was amused by my infatuation, the way my interest in the papers had become a fixed idea.
The gondola stopped, the old palace was there; it was a house of the class which in Venice carries even in extreme dilapidation the dignified name.
Covetous though we were, we could not possibly take more than two thousand livres weight of gold, which meant six journeys across the prison to the gondola.
The Crawford Museum is an ideal venue to exhibit one of Goodyear s most successful airship gondolas.
I contemplate this observation from my post on the aft deck of one of Master Fumagalli's gondolas, taking in the panorama of bridges, domes, bell towers, and quaysides of my native city.
The area around the Rialto Bridge is one of the busiest in Venice, with traffic created by waterbuses and gondolas especially crowded during the summer months.
She said: "I have always been in love with gondolas, unlike my three sisters, and I used to prefer going rowing with my father to going out with my friends.
She added: "Paul was slightly ahead and saw one of the gondolas break free and strike another gondola in front of it.
I love all the high-speed quads and the new gondolas because they move so many people on the hill, said Troy Gilbert of Ojai, who has been skiing at Mammoth since 1970.
Following these acquisitions, many processors reported horror stories as cars were delayed significantly, scrap shipments were sent to the wrong location, and the specialized cars used to carry scrap, called gondolas, were not available, or, in some cases, even lost.
More than 20 people were trapped in other gondolas for four hours before being freed.
And the new high-speed quad lifts and gondolas, while a tremendous improvement on the old snail's-pace two-person chairlifts, succeed only in whisking you to the top of the runs much quicker.
Irving chose to support the CAC because the BSA and National Scouting Museum are based in Irving, and Gondola Adventures operates gondolas along the Mandalay Canal in Irving's Las Colinas area.