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ford in Nature topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishfordford /fɔːd $ fɔːrd/ noun [countable]  DNa place where a river is not deep, so that you can walk or drive across itford verb [transitive]
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fordFords and bridge sites often change little over the years and Watkins cites several examples of leys crossing rivers at fords.Hiding and sleeping by day, they were watching a ford of the river by night.By dawn the creek was out of its banks and roaring over the concrete ford.Chariots can not move over obstacles or difficult terrain except to cross a river at a bridge or ford.The colours of the stripes stand ford courage and sacrifice, truth and peace and faith and chivalry.So the hiding-places must be reasonably near a suitable ford of Teviot.Once across the ford leave the track and walk through the fields by the burn side.At any rate, Ramsay reached the Town ford relieved to find no one there.