Oars sentence example

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  • On this boat there are places for 16 oars a side.
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  • The crew was supposed to consist of fifty, agreeing in number with the fifty oars of the "Argo," so called from its builder Argos, the son of Phrixus, or from apryos (swift).
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  • Sails, paddles, oars and punting-poles are all in use.
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  • A set of oars or a small auxiliary outboard are advisable.
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  • I saw Mr. Wilson and James row with oars.
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  • Ideal for fishing or just pottering about moves well under oars and it will take a small outboard.
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  • The fuze was lighted and the crew of six were pushing off in their little motor skiff when the propellor was torn off by fouling the submarine, and they had to take to the oars.
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  • The fact that the ships have oars and not sails makes it probable that they were rather for the sea than.
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  • In saga literature we read of craft (of " long ships ") with 20 to 30 benches of rowers, which would mean 40 to 60 oars.
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  • They all carry the standard pair of steering oars at the stern some of which appear to have a tiller arm.
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  • They had set out from Ireland in a boat and hadn't bothered to take any oars with them; they simply drifted.
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  • Later, they built stronger ships that could use either oars or sails for trading with their neighbors.
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  • Some of the ships were propelled by oars, others were under sail.
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  • Keeping the inboard the same, longer oard the same, longer oars feel heavier, shorter oars lighter.
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  • No oars apart from the steering oar would of been used on the ship.
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  • The boats are normally fitted with metal riggers, extending out on both sides, which connect the oars to the boat.
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  • For long voyages the sailing vessel replaced the medieval galley rowed by oars.
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  • It is a rowing boat with curved wooden single thole pins to which the oars have been secured with twisted withes.
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  • The paintings on the vases show boats driven by oars and sails rudely figured, and the boats bear emblematic standards or ensigns.
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  • According to William's version, Sceaf was found, as an infant, alone in a boat without oars, which had drifted to the island of " Scandza."
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  • Among the city's manufactures are lumber, foundry and machine-shop products, naval stores and oars; and there are shad and sturgeon fisheries.
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  • The stranded vessels were protected by nine French gunboats each carrying a 12-pounder carronade and six swivels and rowing between twenty and thirty oars.
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  • Their ships were from 80-100 feet long and used a single square sail beside oars.
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  • But we have no oars.
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  • I found that it was as well for me to rest on my oars and wait his reappearing as to endeavor to calculate where he would rise; for again and again, when I was straining my eyes over the surface one way, I would suddenly be startled by his unearthly laugh behind me.
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  • Above Ciudad Bolivar transportation is effected by two or three small river steamers and a great number of small craft (lauchas, bungos, balandras, &c.), using sails, oars and punting poles.
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  • Besides the triremes, or vessels with three banks of oars, we hear of quadriremes and quinqueremes with four and five banks of oars - larger and taller and more massive ships than had yet been used in Greek sea warfare.
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  • One might as well attempt to steer a boat carried along by currents of water in the absence of oars, sails and wind, as to steer a balloon carried along by currents of air.
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  • But his navy was not yet strong enough to hold off all raids: it was not till the very end of his reign that he perfected it by building long ships that were nigh twice as large as those of the heathen; some had 60 oars, some more; and they were both steadier and swifter and lighter than the others, and were shaped neither after the Frisian nor after the Danish fashion, but as it seemed to himself that they would be most handy.
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  • But suddenly the dimples ceased, for they were produced by the perch, which the noise of my oars had seared into the depths, and I saw their schools dimly disappearing; so I spent a dry afternoon after all.
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  • The advantage of this arrangement was that it left all hands free to fight, a barrier could be formed with the oars and yards, and the enemy's chance of making use of his superior numbers to attack on both sides would be, as far as possible, limited - a great point when all fighting was with the sword, or with such feeble missile weapons as bows and javelins.
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  • To the last, judging by the specimens of Scandinavian boats which have come down to us, they must have been not very seaworthy; they were shallow, narrow in the beam, pointed at both ends, and so eminently suitable for manoeuvring (with oars) in creeks and bays.
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  • It is not probable that the largest viking ships had more than ro oars a side.
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  • This flying machine consisted of a light frame covered with strong canvas and provided with two large oars or wings moving on a horizontal axis, and so arranged that the upstroke met with no resistance while the downstroke provided the lifting power.
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