- v. participate in a boat race
“The climax is an act of self-immolation during the boat-race, and a storm signalled "by a loud and prolonged thunderclap.”
“During the boat-race, a gentleman pulling in a canoe, and smoking a narghilly, had attracted no ordinary attention.”
“Ethelberta came indoors one day from the University boat-race, and sat down, without speaking, beside Picotee, as if lost in thought.”
“See the chaps in a boat-race; look at the fellers in a fight; aye, look at a dawg killing rats — which is it wins? the good-blooded ones.”
“There was another pause; then she blurted out: “We church girls always wear Trinity colours at the boat-race.””
“Sundays, to work outside the appointed hours, to talk to the day-boys, to cultivate social relationships with the masters, to be Cambridge in the boat-race, and in fine to hold any opinion or follow any pursuit that was not approved by the majority.”
“Witness the mill on fire in 'The Cloister and the Hearth'; the lark in exile in 'Never too Late to Mend'; the boat-race in 'Hard Cash'; the scene of Kate Peyton at the firelit window, and Griffith in the snow, in 'Griffith Gaunt.”
“His Majesty was conducted through the lagoons as far as the fortified gate of Mala-Mocca, and the gondoliers gave as he returned a boat-race and tournament on the water.”
“The little bay of Glyndewi was not a bad place for a boat-race on a small scale.”
“In the quaint city five miles down the river hotels were filling with the vanguard of the boat-race throng -- boys fresh from the poetry of Commencement; their older brothers, their fathers, their grandfathers, living again the thrill of youth and the things thereof.”
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