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  • noun Plural form of houseboat.


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  • Maybe one day, perhaps when we're using our tax cuts to invest in houseboats, we'll realize how badly the Shrub rooked us.

    Archive 2007-03-01 2007

  • While this was a great experience and the houseboats are a sight to see, I must say that I do not agree its one of the 10 things I had to do before I died. Recent Updates 2009

  • On the gentler, mainland-facing coast, houseboats line the harbor at Bembridge.

    Freewheeling Around Europe 2011

  • Today it is more of a marina, bursting with luxury cruisers and houseboats, towered over by expensive housing and waterside restaurants.

    A working life: the lock keeper Mark King 2010

  • Light was the key factor to the MetroShip houseboat design – most houseboats have lots of windows to let light in – but the result is a very poor looking design.

    Fashionable Home in Denver, A Showcase of Luxury And Style 2009

  • Montlake isn't a condo/apartment type of neighborhood, but rather a neighborhood of single-family homes and houseboats (predominantly).

    There is No Plan for that Corridor « PubliCola 2010

  • Due to the scarcity of moorings on the Thames, demand for houseboats in no way meets supply.

    Streets on the Thames Charlie Corbett 2011

  • And with only four marina/resort areas, there is no residential development blighting the horizon—many visitors rent houseboats to explore the 40-mile lake, some of them surprisingly large and luxurious.

    A Splash of Southern Comforts Lawrence LaRose 2011

  • Stacked against one another, in a jumble of jaunty angles and cheerful colors, lie the houseboats of Cheyne Walk.

    Streets on the Thames Charlie Corbett 2011

  • A friend met me at the Ocean River Sports dock at noon; 30 minutes later, we crossed the runway and bee-lined for Fisherman's Wharf, a klatch of pastel-colored houseboats and floating restaurants on the edge of the Inner Harbour.

    Victoria, By Sea Matt Villano 2011


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