Oary

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Oary Having the form or the use of an oar; as, the swan's oary feet.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • oary Having the form or serving the purpose of an oar.
    • oary Having oars; equipped with oars.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Oary having the form or use of oars
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. ár.

Usage

In literature:

Between her white wings mantling, proudly rows Her state with oary feet.
"The Thames" by G. E. Mitton
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In poetry:

We may seem strange to you, from out a land
Where culcher reigns, an' speech ain't quite so free.
But here, free from traditions's 'oary 'and,
We are the builders, making history!
"'Ang up yet 'at" by C J Dennis