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Physical CrossingPlay
Refers to an actual location in a body of water that is shallow enough to walk or drive through. SlideThe hikers found a ford to cross the river.
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Historical RelevancePlay
Older times relied on fords before bridges, may appear in historical contexts or literature. SlideThe army used the old ford to move their cavalry across the stream.
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Geographical ImportancePlay
Often significant in geography and local history, can be landmarks or part of a place name. SlideWe visited the town of Oxford, which got its name from a cattle ford.