"Oh, I have a plan for making a boat move without poling it or rowing it," he answered.
"Yes, there is a better way, and that is by rowing," said Christopher.
The only really aberrant modifications of the wing-muscles are found in the Ratitae, where they are, however, all easily explained by reduction, and in the penguins, where the wings are greatly specialized into blades for rowing with screw-like motions.
Flightless, wings transformed into rowing paddles.
The buildings lie close to the Thames, and the school is famous for rowing, sending an eight to the regatta at Henley each year.
There are also two yards for the building of pleasure yachts and rowing-boats (in both which branches of sport Hamburg takes a leading place in Germany).
The Thames is navigable for rowing-boats as far upwards as Cricklade, except in dry seasons, and for barges at all times as far as Lechlade, 18 m.
Facilities for boating are limited (excepting on the Forth), but rowing clubs find opportunity for practice and races on the Union Canal, where, however, sailing is scarcely possible.
The American craft was propelled by poling, paddling, rowing, and by rude sails of matting.
Not only marriage, but speech and common industries, such as rowing a boat or chasing a buffalo, were under its sway.
In the former most of the recreations of the students take place; but the college also supports a well-known rowing-club.
The labor was very great, and the troops, most of whom were having their first lesson in rowing, bore the privations of their unaccustomed conditions with admirable cheerfulness.
Posting, which is of importance only in the highland districts and the valley roads of Norrland, is carried on by posting-stations (skjutsstation) under government regulations; similar regulations apply when, as in the upper valleys of the great northern rivers, rowing boats on the lakes form the only means of travel.
A punching ball or rowing machine is even better as being less monotonous.
The annual Oxford and Cambridge boat-race starts from above Putney Bridge, finishing at Mortlake; and the club-houses of the principal rowing clubs of London are situated on the Putney shore.
The principal clubs are the County and the Southern in South Mall, and the City in Grand Parade; while for sport there are the Cork Golf Club, Little Island, three rowing clubs, and the Royal Munster and Royal Cork Yacht clubs, the latter located at Queenstown.
That this shape is intimately associated with flight is apparent from the fact that the rowing feathers of the wing of the bird are every one of them distinctly spiral in their nature; in fact, one entire rowing feather is equivalent - morphologically and physiologically - to one entire insect wing.
The wing is really eccentric in its nature, a remark which applies also to the rowing feathers of the bird's wing.
Short axis of rowing feathers of wing.
Long axis of rowing feathers of wing.
The rotation of the rowing feathers on The rapidity of travel of the insect wing is in some cases enormous.
D g, Primary or rowing feathers 1, Elbow joint.
Cayuga Lake furnishes opportunity for rowing, and the Cornell crews are famous.
Surbiton is the headquarters of the Kingston Rowing Club and the Thames Sailing Club.
Sailing is hardly ever practised, and squalls on the lakes are often dangerous to the rowing-boats.
It is only since about 1870 that this popularity has grown up. Ten years earlier even rowing-boats were few excepting at Oxford, at Henley in regatta time, and at Putney on the tideway.
"It is better than rowing, too," said Robert.
Nothing gives me greater pleasure than to take my friends out rowing when they visit me.
And, when July comes, you can think of me as rowing my dear ones around the lovely lake in the little boat you gave me, the happiest girl in the world!...