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  • As he walked along his eyes fell upon a big eight-oared boat that lay upon the shore, and his face shone with pleasure.

    The Orange Fairy Book

  • The next day carried him to the Savannah River at Purysburg, where notables of the fine city downstream were awaiting him with boats for the vehicles and luggage and an eight-oared barge for Washington and the committee.

    Washington

  • He had a distinguished career at Oxford, where he obtained honours in History, and represented his College in the Torpid races for eight-oared crews.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 100, April 18, 1891

  • The best amateur intercollegiate record for the eight-oared race of four miles is 18 minutes 53-1/5 seconds, made by Cornell, July 2,

    Outdoor Sports and Games

  • We were in a large eight-oared custom-house barge, our company consisting of his Excellency, Dr. Epaminondas, President of the Province, [B] his secretary, Senhor

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 101, March, 1866

  • By the influence of Mr. O'Sullivan this counsel was overruled; and Clanranald, finding that Charles was determined to sail for Long Island, provided an eight-oared boat, which belonged to Alexander Macdonald of Boradale; and, having provided it with rowers and other requisites for the voyage, the party set sail from Lochnanuagh for the Isle of Uist on the twenty-fourth of April.

    Memoirs of the Jacobites of 1715 and 1745 Volume III.

  • In imagination they could already see the wondering faces lining the bank, and the people running to see as the word was passed hurriedly along that the new eight-oared shell of the Riverport crew was sighted up the river.

    Fred Fenton on the Crew or, The Young Oarsmen of Riverport School

  • More general interest was manifested in the sculling matches; especially in the race of the fish-women -- tall, strong females, the very picture of health and vigour, becomingly dressed in caps and short blue petticoats, who started in a pair of eight-oared boats, and rowed valiantly in a very well-matched contest until it was lost and won.

    The Argosy Vol. 51, No. 5, May, 1891

  • The health officer, a grave and dignified personage, with a formidable posse, was rowed alongside the brig in an eight-oared barge.

    Jack in the Forecastle or, Incidents in the Early Life of Hawser Martingale

  • To make Cora all the angrier, Nancy "made" Number 6 in the eight-oared shell.

    A Little Miss Nobody Or, With the Girls of Pinewood Hall

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