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oarsman

General Crossword Questions for “oarsman”

  • One in an eight?
  • Rower
  • On Mars, a peculiar blue?
  • Athlete regularly involved in rows
  • The blade-wielder in classical art in the sultanate
  • ... and what he's asked to do
  • Possibly, a Roman's stroke?
  • Maybe stroke one of 8
  • One involved in row about Osama joining Royal Navy
  • Member of rowing crew

Encyclopedia

  • Trireme oarsmen used leather cushions to slide over the seats, which allowed them to use Single oarsman with one oar, standing near the stern of the boat (the oar also acts as a. — “Watercraft rowing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Usually the port side is referred to as stroke side, and the starboard side as bow side; this applies even if the stroke oarsman is rowing on bow side and/or the bow oarsman on stroke side. In sculling each rower has two oars (or sculls), one in each hand. — “Rowing (sport) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • However his performances improved until he was drawn against the veteran oarsman Harry Clasper in the second heat of the Tyne sculling championship, He was the first oarsman from the provinces to win this prestigious. — “Robert Chambers (oarsman) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

Quotations

  • I feathered some two feet high, and I paused at the end of each stroke to let the blades drip before returning them, and I picked out a smooth bit of water to drop them into again each time. (Bow said, after a while, that he did not feel himself a sufficiently accomplished oarsman to pull with me, but that he would sit still, if I would allow him, and study my stroke. — “Three Men in a Boat” by Jerome K. Jerome
  • He had received the better part of his education at Harvard College, where, however, he had gained renown rather as a gymnast and an oarsman than as a gleaner of more dispersed knowledge. — “The Portrait of a Lady” by Henry James
  • He would say the most terrific things to his crew, in a tone so strangely compounded of fun and fury, and the fury seemed so calculated merely as a spice to the fun, that no oarsman could hear such queer invocations without pulling for dear life, and yet pulling for the mere joke of the thing. — “Moby-Dick” by Herman Melville
  • In unison did the rowers ply their sculls, yet it was though of itself that the skiff shot forward, bird-like, over the glassy surface of the water; while at intervals the broad-shouldered young oarsman who was seated third from the bow would raise, as from a nightingale's throat, the opening staves of a boat song, and then be joined by five or six more, until the melody had come to pour forth in a volume as free and boundless as Russia herself. — “Dead souls” by Nikolai Gogol

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