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  • n. Plural form of oarlock.


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  • This one has three sets of oarlocks for rowing around the lake.

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  • I've put permanent oarlocks on both my 16-footer and my 11-foot "pack" canoe.

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  • With a laugh, he said Hussey has a lot to learn – he could use different oarlocks, for instance – but that he should be able to make do.

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  • They think the hindrance a mud-flat at first but soon hear the sound of oarlocks, then two men in a boat shoot under their stern: foreign looking fellows with knitted tam-o'-shanters, bright woolen sashes, sea-boots, earrings, long knives — "For all the world they were like pirates stepped out of the pages of romance."

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  • It also had two sets of oars, and oarlocks bow and stern, but Alice and Ian decided to share one set, and sat side by side on the rear bench.

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  • It is the oarlocks properly balanced in the rowboat; the farmer understanding the soil; the wedding planner reading the mind of the bride to be.

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  • With a heavy sigh I brought the oars to a halt, unlocked the oarlocks, and stowed the oars along the gunwales.

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  • I had two spare oars, as well as a spare rowing seat and spare oarlocks—but I was surprised and concerned that the oar seemed to have broken so easily.

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  • I had been storing my spare oars in the “guardrail” position, so that the shaft of the oar served as a barrier along the side of the cockpit, but there was no easy place for my main set of oars to be stowed clear of the oarlocks.

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  • I put my oars in the oarlocks and closed the oarlock gates to hold them in place, taking my time and tightening the nut securely.

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