The word Rus, in former times wrongly connected with the tribal name Rhoxolani, is more probably derived from Ruotsi, a Finnish name for the Swedes, which seems to be a corruption of the Swedish rothsmenn, " rowers " or " seafarers."
In time of war they served as light-armed troops or as rowers in the fleet; from the Peloponnesian War onwards they were occasionally employed as heavy infantry (61rXZr at), distinguished bravery being rewarded by emancipation.
When a naval battle was in progress, it would depend for its manoeuvring on the rowers.
The rowers in each vessel, though among the northern folk these were free men and warriors, not slaves as in the Roman and Carthaginian galleys, would yet need to be supplemented by a contingent of fighting men, marines, in addition to their crew.
In saga literature we read of craft (of " long ships ") with 20 to 30 benches of rowers, which would mean 40 to 60 oars.
The first steps towards the inevitable breach with the reactionary rowers had already been taken before Castlereaghs tragic death on the eve of the congress of Verona brought George Canning into office as the executor of his policy.
The crews are mostly two people, and mostly amateur rowers, who alternate between two hour shifts of rowing.
coxswain's call for the rowers to perform 10 strokes at maximum power.
elite rowers, at least during a single race.
Throughout this period, we have developed an instrumented rowing ergometer which has been used for routine testing of elite rowers.
ergometer performance in elite rowers.
Peak force, velocity and power during five and ten measured rowing ergometer strokes by world class female and male rowers.
No-one could have put it better and the Bristol fans were temporarily subdued as they watched the UWE fans chant at their victorious rowers.
These bikes transform quickly into stationary rowers, offering you both upper and lower body toning in one, small machine.
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