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Synonyms for waterway

a navigable body of water

a conduit through which water flows

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All that night we raced through the Barsoomian void, passing over low hills and dead sea bottoms; above long-deserted cities and populous centers of red Martian habitation upon the ribbon-like lines of cultivated land which border the globe-encircling waterways, which Earth men call the canals of Mars.
Down the frozen waterway toiled a string of wolfish dogs.
At the fall of darkness they swung the dogs into a cluster of spruce trees on the edge of the waterway and made a camp.
The sea-reach of the Thames stretched before us like the beginning of an interminable waterway.
The old river in its broad reach rested unruffled at the decline of day, after ages of good service done to the race that peopled its banks, spread out in the tranquil dignity of a waterway leading to the uttermost ends of the earth.
Beneath them the water slid foaming down a smooth-faced rock to the lip, whence it leaped clear--a pulsating ribbon of white, a-breath with movement, ever falling and ever remaining, changing its substance but never its form, an aerial waterway as immaterial as gauze and as permanent as the hills, that spanned space and the free air from the lip of the rock to the tops of the trees far below, into whose green screen it disappeared to fall into a secret pool.
There were Emperors beloved of literary men, Emperors beloved of the people, builders of long waterways and glittering palaces, and one great conqueror, the Emperor Wu Ti, of almost legendary fame.
Where did’ee ever fall in with a regular built vessel, with starn-post and cutwater, gar board-streak and plank- shear, gangways, and hatchways, and waterways, quarter-deck, and forecastle, ay, and flush-deck?
Men were at work here and there--for it was the season for "taking up" the meadows, or digging the little waterways clear for the winter irrigation, and mending their banks where trodden down by the cows.
The vegetation was similar to that which covers the lawns of the red Martians of the great waterways, but the trees and birds were unlike anything that I had ever seen upon Mars, and then through the further trees I could see that most un-Martian of all sights--an open sea, its blue waters shimmering beneath the brazen sun.
Financial approval of the competent authority for each waterway would, however, be taken based on the outcome of the techno-economic feasibility studies etc.
A ten-year strategy to protect the region's canals and rivers and getting more people using them has been unveiled by the Canal & River Trust's Central Shires Waterway Partnership.
A pounds 50 MILLION programme to repair and maintain Britain's waterway network has been launched, including plans to replace more than 100 lock gates.
A pounds 50M programme to repair and maintain Britain's waterway network was launched yesterday, including plans to replace more than 100 lock gates.
Declared National Waterway in 1993, the 127 mile long National Waterway No.