• The queen puts a poisoned nail into the oar
    The queen puts a poisoned nail into the oar
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Oared Furnished with oars; -- chiefly used in composition; as, a four-oared boat.
    • Oared (Zoöl) Having feet adapted for swimming.
    • Oared (Zoöl) Totipalmate; -- said of the feet of certain birds. See Illust. of Aves.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Cornelius van Drebel, a Dutch physician, built and successfully demonstrated the first submarine in 1620. It was a wooden framework covered with greased leather. The propulsion was provided by oars worked from the inside. It was tested in the Thames River in London.
    • oared Furnished with oars: used in composition: as, a four-oared boat.
    • oared In zoology: Oar-footed: as, the oared shrew, Sorex remifer, a common aquatic shrew of Europe.
    • oared Specifically, copepod or copelate.
    • oared Totipalmate or steganopodous, as a bird's foot.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Oared furnished with oars
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  • Earl Camden
    Earl Camden
    “It is not good to have an oar in everyone's boat.”
  • St. Francis De Sales
    “There are no galley-slaves in the royal vessel of divine love -- every man works his oar voluntarily!”
  • Harold S. Geneen
    “I don't believe in just ordering people to do things. You have to sort of grab an oar and row with them.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
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In literature:

He knew by its small size (having only about twenty oars) that it could not be there for the purpose of attack.
"Erling the Bold" by R.M. Ballantyne
But now, boys, we must go to work with oars.
"The Giant of the North" by R.M. Ballantyne
They are propelled by short paddles instead of oars.
"Man on the Ocean" by R.M. Ballantyne
This was quickly done, and the distance was slowly increased by means of two large oars.
"Philosopher Jack" by R.M. Ballantyne
The oars were scarcely dipped in the water, when he heard a sudden lull in the distant talking.
"Held Fast For England" by G. A. Henty
A school of small fish, disturbed by the oars, rushed past them, leaping from the water with silver flashes.
"Prisoners of Hope" by Mary Johnston
The stroke of an oar, a few feet to right or left, meant unspeakable calamity.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
To what extent he might be able to stem the current by the use of oars in a boat of that character, he did not know.
"The Boy with the U. S. Weather Men" by Francis William Rolt-Wheeler
He would rent a rowboat, and was quite good with the oars.
"Oswald Langdon" by Carson Jay Lee
Abner insisted upon taking the oars now; and as he knew just where it was most desirable to land the boy no longer objected.
"Darry the Life Saver" by Frank V. Webster

In poetry:

Where the tall fir in quiet stands,
And waves, embracing the chaste shores,
Move o'er sea-shells and bright sands,-
Is heard the sound of dipping oars.
"The Venetian Gondolier" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Over the waters ride gay little boats,
Diamonds flash from the dipping oars;
Laughter and song's mingled melody floats
To ripple and die around the shores.
"The Lake Allumette" by Nora Pembroke
“O sweet and sweet as none may tell
Was the speech so close ’twixt lip and lip:
But fast, unseen, the black oars fell
That drave to shore the rover’s ship.
"Love's Reward" by William Morris
Does she forget how shone the happy eyes
When they beheld her?--how the eager tongue
Plied its swift oar through wave-like harmonies,
To reach her where she sung?
"The Return Of The Goddess" by James Bayard Taylor
The sea-born strength of the stream is spent,
And Romara's boat outstrips its speed,—
For his stalwart arm to the oar is bent,
And swiftly the ebbing waves recede.
"The Daughter Of Plantagenet - Fytte The Seconde" by Thomas Cooper
The straining eye bent fearfully before,
The small hand clenching on the useless oar,
The bead-wrought blanket trailing o'er the water—
He knew them all—woe for the Sachem's daughter!
"The Bridal of Pennacook" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

OAR Northwest is returning to its roots to complete its crew for a transatlantic row later this year.
Far from the Creek, Van Der Beek is supplied with no paddles but plenty of oars.
Berliner sticks his oar into carrier.
Winds have finally turned in the favor of OAR Northwest as the crew within 100 miles of the finish of its trans-Atlantic row.
No Limit Hold'Em Tournament Kicks off at The Oar House.
Dana Gaines wins 22nd Oar and Paddle.
Fans Fight to Revive an Oar -Powered Greek Warship.
Beck's Record Club Tackles Skip Spence's " Oar " with Wilco, Feist.
For the third album covered in its entirety by Beck's Record Club, the Modern Guilt rocker recruited Wilco, Feist and Jamie Liddell to perform Skip Spence's 1969 offbeat folk-rock album Oar .
OAR Northwest doing 'super' in race.
The Man Behind More Oar , Bill Bentley.
Berliner sticks his oar into carrier.
The Upper Peninsula Community Rowing Club is presenting their 7th annual Iron Oars Regatta on Sunday on Teal Lake in Negaunee.
South Side rowing club keeps its oars in the water, despite financial uncertainty.

In science:

OAR gratefully acknowledge support from Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence in Bioinformatics, Australia.
Quantifiers for randomness of chaotic pseudo random number generators
In 1930, Ludwig pointed out that a microorganism that waves rigid arms like oars is incapable of net motion.
The hydrodynamics of swimming microorganisms
For example, a method may produce plans that provide better tumor coverage 50% of the time and better OAR sparing 50% of the time.
When is Better Best? A multiobjective perspective
However, the chance that it produces better tumor coverage and OAR sparing in a given plan may be anywhere from 0 to 50%.
When is Better Best? A multiobjective perspective
Using the methods in Table 2, IMRT was considered superior to IMAT for target and all OARs when one arc was used, and when two arcs were used, IMRT was better in only 3 of 6 OARs and the targets were substantially equivalent.
When is Better Best? A multiobjective perspective