She had no need for magic arts and charms given her barge with gilded stern and soaring purple sails.
The offices are on a barge that has floated in the river since 1976, but which is on dry land today.
When in doubt, barge into the meeting, argue, then call him out on sleeping in his office.
I wandered around aimlessly for a while, then gave the goose to an acquiescent hippy on a barge.
The revenue captain gave the required pledge, and his sword was restored; after which his men were permitted to man the barge.
By the time we reach Valence, soon after mid-day, we have passed one barge only.
After lying alongside the barge for a minute or two she turned her head, and made back again with all speed.
Make haste, then, or we shall have to wait till the barge has gone by.
He started from West Point in a barge, with some officers and men.
The barge is coming off, Mr. Hardy, with the pennant flying, sir!
c.1300, "small seagoing vessel with sails," from Old French barge, Old Provençal barca, from Medieval Latin barga, perhaps from Celtic, or perhaps from Latin *barica, from Greek baris "Egyptian boat," from Coptic bari "small boat." Meaning "flat-bottomed freight boat" dates from late 15c.
"to journey by barge," 1590s, from barge (n.). The form barge into and the sense "crash heavily into," in reference to the rough handling of barges, dates from 1830s, American English. Related: Barged; barging.