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  • A good-sized open sailing-boat took me across to the mouth of the Palembang river where, at a fishing village, a rowing-boat was hired to take me up to Palembang — a distance of nearly a hundred miles by water.

    The Malay Archipelago

  • Westminster he took it in a small sailing-boat, so small that it passed much of its time as a rowing-boat.

    The Complete Father Brown

  • Westminster he took it in a small sailing-boat, so small that it passed much of its time as a rowing-boat.

    The Complete Father Brown

  • When Flambeau took his month's holiday from his office in Westminster he took it in a small sailing-boat, so small that it passed much of its time as a rowing-boat.

    The Father Brown Omnibus

  • One and all had their eyes fixed on a small rowing-boat that was making for the shore from the steamer, which lay at anchor some way out.

    Ultima Thule

  • Mbeki was unable to navigate a political rowing-boat in a swimming pool and would eventually carry the blame for the collapse of the country, the party said.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • It is questionable whether Henry Kaiser could have designed a rowing-boat but that was of no matter.

    San Andreas

  • As he had done his swimming for the day, he hailed an old local salt who was reclining in a rowing-boat on the other side.

    Salvage for the Saint

  • She handed Dame Beatrice (who needed no such assistance) into the broad-beamed rowing-boat.

    My Bones Will Keep

  • We walked through the fields in silence, and when we came out on to the sands he pointed at the distant shape of a rowing-boat, lying comfortably on her side, with a frilly skirt of ripples round her stern.

    My Family and Other Animals

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