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- adj. of, or relating to, swimming
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Adapted for swimming or floating.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Swimming; having the habit of swimming in water.
- Used in or adapted for swimming: as, natatory organs; natatory membranes.
"No, Captain," replied Bob, who was busy undressing; and, within a few moments he had plunged into the sea, and was swimming out with a brave firm stroke in a way that fully justified the Captain's praise of his natatory powers, shouting out at intervals his customary war - cry -- "Jolly!"
The myrmidons of Inspector Bucket, foot and horse, supplement those natatory representatives.
Captain Webb's feat of trying to go down the Falls of Niagara; although, it might be mentioned incidentally, that, at the time they attempted their natatory exploit, that reckless swimmer's name was unknown to fame.
And yet 'this natatory art' is but little cultivated amongst us.
When winter set in, Steve's class increased in numbers until in January he was conducting the natatory education of more than two dozen fellows.
The superior glutton is the shark, -- that mouth with fins, that natatory intestine which swallows with equal indifference the dead and the living, flesh and wood, cleanses the waters of life and leaves a desert behind its wriggling tail; but this destroyer brings forth only one shark that is born armed and ferocious ready from the very first moment to continue the paternal exploits, like a feudal heir.
You ought to get out of that stagnant pond of yours, and come where the natatory medium is fresh, clean, and thickly peopled with suckers, and a new run of 'em coming on right soon.
During many watches not a single natatory bird was seen.
Perhaps this natatory clothing had kept him above water, while the surf had borne him to shore?
Darwin (Balanidae Plate 30 Figure 5) of the first natatory foot of the pupa of Lepas australis, with that of Lernaeodiscus Porcellanae published in the 'Archiv fur Naturgeschichte' (1863 Taf 3 Figure 5).