Convoying
Convoy Con*voy", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Convoyed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Convoying}.] [F. convoyer, OF. conveier, convoier. See {Convey}.] To accompany for protection, either by sea or land; to attend for protection; to escort; as, a frigate convoys a merchantman. [1913 Webster]

I know ye skillful to convoy The total freight of hope and joy. --Emerson. [1913 Webster]


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