attained by the alternate dipping and feathering of an oar.".
Letters exist written by Colbert to the judges requiring them to sentence to the oar as many criminals as possible, including all those who had been condemned to death; and the convict once chained to the bench, the expiration of his sentence was seldom allowed to bring him release.
He might have run past them by the use of sail and oar to escape, but with the true spirit of a Norse warrior he refused to flee, and turned to give battle with the eleven ships immediately about him.
He also explained that all wings act upon a common principle, and that they present oblique, kite-like surfaces to the air, through which they pass much in the same way that an oar passes through water in sculling.
Set aboard a grungy freighter towing oar for 'the Company', the movie has a look that owes a lot to the art of famed fantasy artist H.
The round and painted shields of the warriors hung outside along the bulwarks: the vessel was steered by an oar at the right side (as whaling boats are to-day), the steerboard or starboard side.
oar blade enters the water.
Then we were each compelled to pull an oar.
This counterbalances the push of the single oar which would tend to direct the boat to the left.
The rowlock holds the oar in place during the rowing stroke.
The vessels are steered by means of a side rudder in form of a large oar.
In 1818 the Lehigh Navigation Company was formed to improve the navigation of the Lehigh river from its confluence with the Delaware to Coalport, and two years later coal was successfully carried down the Lehigh and Delaware rivers to Philadelphia in " arks " or rectangular boxes, two or more of which were joined together and steered by a long oar.
Tidal conditions were recorded for the complete year using a boulder-filled wooden barrel with half an oar attached, suitably calibrated.
Richard Dunn is in the GB senior sweep oar squad where he hopes to secure a seat in the Olympic eight for Sydney.
Force analysis of the rowing stroke employing two different oar grips.
Opposite to him sat his testy friend, Isaac Dorkin, pulling the stroke oar.
sweep oar squad won all of their events.
These charges produced a tremendous oar, but Bixio by a splendid appeal for concord succeeded :alming the two adversaries.
Our appeal has been successful, beyond oar most sanguine expectations.
The office of marshal in the high court is represented in this court by a serjeant, who also bears a silver oar.
The gondolier stands on a poppa at the stern with his face towards the bow, and propels the gondola with a single oar.
The principal officers of the court in subordination to the judge were the registrar (an office which always points to a connexion with canon or civil law), and the marshal, who acted as the maritime sheriff, having for his baton of office a silver oar.
billows roar; She for a purpose dropped her only oar.
The second method is to increase the arc of the shorter oar to achieve the same cord length illustrated by the red line.
Oar power could be increased only be increasing the number of oar power could be increased only be increasing the number of oarsmen.
No oars apart from the steering oar would of been used on the ship.
In an opener to the regatta season, the LRGSBC senior sweep oar squad won all of their events.
Class 4: RAOCYN becomes Crayon, Acorn, Carny, Corny, Rayon, Corn, Cyan, Orca, Yarn, Arc, Can, Car, Con, Coy, Cry, Crony, Ray, Narc and Oar.
I took up an oar and tried to quell the mutiny; I cried no!
Uluch Ali then retreated with sail and oar, bringing most of his division off in good order.
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