Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act or operation of propelling a boat with one oar at the stern. The oar is moved sidewise with a peculiar twist or feathering by which the handle describes a figure of 8, and the blade presses against the water alternately on the one side and the other. The action of the blade resembles that of a screw propeller, but the motion is alternating or reversed at each stroke, instead of a continuous revolution. See cut under
- v. present participle of scull.
- n. rowing by a single oarsman in a racing shell
“We all felt his sculling was a thing worth coming a long way to see.”
“Competitive rowing involves what is called sculling, with one, two, or four people, each with two oars, in slim boats that knife through the water, with sliding seats that work with the rowers to increase the boat's speed.”
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“Or perhaps a 'sculling' motion is being attempted?”
“This is accounted for by the play of the body, which naturally lies head to wind; and the wash of the flukes, which, acting somewhat like the "sculling" of an oar at the stern of a boat, propel the carcass in the direction it is pointing,”
“A natural at rugby, sculling, and of course swimming his warm-up jacket read W.O.W., for “William of Wales”, he also proved to be a standout at a sport no other member of the Royal Family had ever tried: water polo.”
“This sculling boathouse was just redesigned by Anmahian Winton Architects, and is rightfully winning all sorts of awards.”
“Early reports suggest Holmes became ill after taking part in a 26-mile sculling marathon in Boston, Lincolnshire, a fortnight ago.”
“He was only lured back into rowing a few years ago when he became director of rowing at Furnival sculling club in Hammersmith and at the Langley academy in Berkshire.”
“Kevin learned the skills of single-oar sculling from his predecessor, now retired but still turning out occasionally to help, as does a neighbour in one of three neat bungalows which play the part of Liverpool's Three Graces on the Grappenhall bank.”
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