Thursday, March 02, 2017

Word of the day: wherry

The word of the day is wherry:

  1. a light rowboat for one person; skiff.
  2. any of various barges, fishing vessels, etc., used locally in England.

"Early as it was, there were plenty of scullers going here and there that morning, and plenty of barges dropping down with the tide; the navigation of the river between bridges, in an open boat, was a much easier and commoner matter in those days than it is in these; and we went ahead among many skiffs and wherries briskly."

 - Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

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