Oar cock


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Oar cock the water rail.
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In literature:

If I could, I would not have my son Thomas first Greek and Latin prize boy, first oar, and cock of the school.
"The Virginians" by William Makepeace Thackeray
They were close to the next bend of the stream and the sound of the oars in the cock-boat was faintly audible.
"Blackbeard: Buccaneer" by Ralph D. Paine