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General Crossword Questions for “oar”

  • Rowing blade
  • Decapitated boar with blade
  • Part of a boat's centreboard?
  • Blade for a cutter perhaps
  • Blade in centre of boat on river
  • Other ranks locked in a row
  • Boat propellant
  • Scull
  • Pole for rowing

Encyclopedia

  • An oar is an implement used for water-borne propulsion. Oars have a flat blade at one end. Oarsmen generally face the stern of the vessel, reach as far as they can towards the stern, and insert the blade of their oar in the water. — “Oar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Oar is a 1969 album by the late Skip Spence. It is Spence's only solo album, recorded When first released, Oar was not promoted by Columbia Records, despite pleadings from. — “Oar (Skip Spence album) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Oar signed a three-year deal with the Brisbane Roar at the commencement of the 2008/09 Oar previously played at Palm Beach Sharks football club on the Gold. — “Thomas Oar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

Quotations

  • George, on recovering his seat, tried to help him, but, on dipping his oar into the water, it immediately, to his intense surprise, disappeared under the boat, and nearly took him with it. — “Three Men in a Boat” by Jerome K. Jerome
  • A straight oar seems crooked in the water it does not only import that we see the thing, but how and after what manner we see it. — “Essays” by Michel de Montaigne
  • And let Pluto know, the God with ebon locks, and the old man, the ferryman of the dead, who sits intent upon his oar and his rudder, that he is conducting by far the most excellent of women in his two-oared boat over the lake of Acheron. — “Medea” by Euripides
  • It happened in this way: El Uchali, the king of Algiers, a daring and successful corsair, having attacked and taken the leading Maltese galley (only three knights being left alive in it, and they badly wounded), the chief galley of John Andrea, on board of which I and my company were placed, came to its relief, and doing as was bound to do in such a case, I leaped on board the enemy's galley, which, sheering off from that which had attacked it, prevented my men from following me, and so I found myself alone in the midst of my enemies, who were in such numbers that I was unable to resist; in short I was taken, covered with wounds; El Uchali, as you know, sirs, made his escape with his entire squadron, and I was left a prisoner in his power, the only sad being among so many filled with joy, and the only captive among so many free; for there were fifteen thousand Christians, all at the oar in the Turkish fleet, that regained their longed-for liberty that day. — “Don Quixote” by Miguel De Cervantes
  • As for Fedallah, who was seen pulling the harpooneer oar, he had thrown aside his black jacket, and displayed his naked chest with the whole part of his body above the gunwale, clearly cut against the alternating depressions of the watery horizon; while at the other end of the boat Ahab, with one arm, like a fencer's, thrown half backward into the air, as if to counterbalance any tendency to trip; Ahab was seen steadily managing his steering oar as in a thousand boat lowerings ere the White Whale had torn him. — “Moby-Dick” by Herman Melville
  • No one took notice of me, only the bow oar saying, "Is that you, Jim? Keep your head down." But Silver, from the other boat, looked sharply over and called out to know if that were me; and from that moment I began to regret what I had done. — “Treasure Island” by Robert Louis Stevenson

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