Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of oar.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of oar.

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Examples

  • "The sweep of those oars is English, Jack, my boy."

    A Rock in the Baltic

  • In the fourth century B.C., an Athenian trireme carried a set of thirty spare oars, which is a sign of how common shattered oars were.

    The Battle of Salamis

  • Meanwhile, he rowed on, with long, leisurely strokes; and the lapping of the water round the oars was the only sound to be heard.

    Maurice Guest

  • Beneath it, suspended by cables that appeared no thicker than gossamer, dangled a structure like a boat with many short oars; Silk's lungs had filled and emptied before he realized that the oars were the barrels of guns, and half a minute crept by before he made out the blood-red triangle on its bottom.

    Calde of the Long Sun

  • Those on the oars were a combination of slaves and free men working for hire.

    The Eternal Mercenary

  • Lost in the sound of the oars was the last farewell of the Pilgrims.

    Narrative and Lyric Poems (first series) for use in the Lower School

  • The wind was favorable, and I had thought to tow them back under sail; but the wind baffled, then died away, and our progress with the oars was a snail's pace.

    Chapter 36

  • The wind was favourable, and I had thought to tow them back under sail, but the wind baffled, then died away, and our progress with the oars was a snail's pace.

    The Sea Wolf

  • The plash of the oars was the only sound that broke on the ears.

    Hurricane Island

  • That shore was God; that direction was tradition; the oars were the freedom given me to pull for the shore and unite with God.

    A Confession

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