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barge
a broad flat-bottomed boat that is usually towed and used chiefly to transport goods in harbors and on rivers and canals
navigate
1 a : to travel by water b : to sail over, on, or through <navigate the Atlantic Ocean>
2 a : to direct one's course in a ship or aircraft b : to control the course of : STEER
3 : to make one's way about over, or through <navigate the new Web site>
engineer
1a : a designer or builder of engines b : a person who is trained in or follows as a profession a branch of engineering
3 : a person who runs or has charge of an engine or technical machinery
passage
1 a : a road, path, channel, or course by which something can pass b : CORRIDOR
2 a : VOYAGE, JOURNEY b : a right to travel as a passenger <book passage on an airplane>
man-made
made by people rather than nature
natural
not made or changed by humans <natural silk> <a person's natural complexion>
shipping
1 a : to place or receive on board a ship for transportation by water b : to cause to be transported <had her furniture shipped north>
bow
the forward part of a ship
stern
the rear end of a boat
bale
a large bundle of goods tightly tied for storing or shipping <a bale of cotton>
tow-rope
a rope used to draw or pull along behind
deck
a platform extending from side to side in a ship and forming a floor
cabin
1 a : a small private room on a ship b : a compartment below deck on a small boat for passengers or crew c : a compartment (as in an airplane, airship, or spacecraft) for cargo, crew, or passengers
sectionalism
too much devotion to the interests of a region
nationalism
loyalty and devotion to a nation especially as expressed in a glorifying of one nation above all others and a stressing of the promotion of its culture and interests
self-interestedness
1 : a concern for one's own advantage and well-being <acted out of self-interest and fear>
2 : one's own interest or advantage <self-interest requires that we be generous in foreign aid>
similarities
the quality or state of being similar (having qualities in common)
differences
the quality or state of being different <the striking difference in the sisters' looks>
2 : the degree or amount by which things differ; especially : the number that is obtained by subtracting one number from another <the difference between 4 and 6 is 2>
common
relating or belonging to or used by everyone : PUBLIC <work for the common good>
divisive
creating disunity or dissension <a divisive issue>
panorama
1 : a picture shown a part at a time by being unrolled before the spectator
2 : a full and clear view in every direction
3 : a complete presentation of a subject
thriving
1 : growing vigorously : doing well : FLOURISH
2 : gaining in wealth or possessions : PROSPER
quay
a structure built along the bank of a waterway for use as a landing place
hewn
1 : chopped down <hew trees>
2 : made or shaped by cutting with an ax <a cabin built of rough-hewn logs>