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  • n  an implement used to propel or steer a boat

  • At Eton, Anthony played a straight bat and pulled a respectable oar; then, like so many of Britain's public-school boys of his day, he went off to fight in Flanders.
  • To immerse himself in the culture of the Cambridge crew, De Rond embedded with them for seven months last year, training full-time with the 39 hopefuls vying for an oar in the boat.
  • On the way to America, aboard one of three ships that would land at Jamestown, one passenger seemed to grate on the rest like a splintered oar.
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  • Experiencing National Learn to Row Day firsthand a challenge
    ALPLAUS —The 12th annual National Learn to Row Day sponsored by USRowing and Concept2 was held on June 1, and for the first time since I began covering rowing I pulled on an oar and took part in the sport I have written about.
    June 12, 2013 - The Saratogian

  • Gary Agnew in USA Today
    We're just going to see if we can get the ship going in the right direction,said Agnew, the coach of the Blue Jackets' top affiliate at Syracuse for six seasons before becoming an assistant this year. "Everybody's got to grab an oar and...
  • Larry Regan in International Herald Tribune
    I knew Jack from the years I played in Toronto,Regan said in a recent interview. "We became pretty good friends along the way and stayed in touch. When I heard about the NHL expanding, I put my oar in the water with Jack before anybody...
  • Sir Alex Ferguson in Telegraph.co.uk
    All the managers seem to be coming out with little things,Ferguson said. "I see even Neil Warnock threw his oar in yesterday. I know Jose has come out and said things this week but we expected that. He is the last person who should be...

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