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General Crossword Questions for “oars”

  • Feathered, they skim the water
  • They take sides in a row
  • Two in a row?

Encyclopedia

  • Oars have a flat blade at one end. Oarsmen grasp the oar at the other As they lean back, towards the vessel's bow, the blade of their oars sweeps the water towards the stern, providing forward thrust - see lever. — “Oar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Ozarks AIDS Resources & Services, or OARS, is a charitable organization serving individuals in and around Carroll County, Arkansas. The OARS board meets on the Third Monday of every other month. — “Ozarks AIDS Resources & Services - Wikipedia, the free”, en.wikipedia.org
  • In rowing, oars are used to propel the boat. Oars differ from paddles in that they use a fixed fulcrum to transfer power from the handle to the blade, rather than using the athlete's shoulders or hands as the pivot-point as in canoeing and kayaking. — “Oar (sport rowing) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

Quotations

  • There was no wind, and as the boat was wretchedly equipped, we could pull but two oars on one side, and one on the other. — “Kidnapped” by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • One man takes possession of a hill, another sits in a curved boat, and plies the oars there where he had lately ploughed; another sails over the standing corn, or the roof of his country-house under water; another catches a fish on the top of an elm-tree. — “Metamorphoses” by Ovid
  • "You are the chief, you are the head; I shall only be a subordinate, your secretary. We shall take to our barque, you know; the oars are of maple, the sails are of silk, at the helm sits a fair maiden, Lizaveta Nikolaevna... hang it, how does it go in the ballad?" — “The Possessed” by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • It was that dull kind of a regular sound that comes from oars working in rowlocks when it's a still night. — “Huckleberry Finn” by Mark Twain
  • By this time, tumbling things in as they came, we had the jolly-boat loaded as much as we dared. Joyce and I got out through the stern-port, and we made for shore again as fast as oars could take us. — “Treasure Island” by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Meg, in the other boat, was delightfully situated, face to face with the rowers, who both admired the prospect and feathered their oars with uncommon 'skill and dexterity'. — “Little Women” by Louisa M. Alcott

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