boat paddle

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n boat paddle a short light oar used without an oarlock to propel a canoe or small boat
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Usage

In literature:

LATE that afternoon, the eldest brother paddled across the sloughs in the bull-boat, and had a talk with the teacher.
"The Biography of a Prairie Girl" by Eleanor Gates
Seeing this, the hare lifted his paddle, and with one blow sunk the boat, and the badger was drowned.
"Harper's Young People, June 22, 1880" by Various
As the wheel goes around the paddle dips into the water and pushes the boat forward.
"Boys' Book of Model Boats" by Raymond Francis Yates
Then Tom proposed to build a raft, on which two boys could paddle after the runaway boat.
"Harper's Young People, August 24, 1880" by Various
There were fishing-boats, pleasure-boats, steam-launches, even canoes that were driven by one man and a paddle.
"Harper's Young People, September 14, 1880" by Various
Take the oars out of the boat, my lads, two or three of you, and throw in a couple of our paddles for them to reach the shore with.
"The Pirate and The Three Cutters" by Frederick Marryat
The boat came to a stop beneath him; the paddles backed, and Wilson, with some embarrassment, received the stare of the whole party below.
"Wild Justice: Stories of the South Seas" by Lloyd Osbourne
Presently we saw them come down in the pouring rain, get into the Rajah's ten-paddled boat, and set off to join us.
"The Last Voyage" by Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
To keep his head to the wind he paddled slowly, listening for any sound of a boat.
"The Harbor of Doubt" by Frank Williams
Every paddle ceased at its work, and the boats lay tossing on the incoming waves.
"The Magnificent Adventure" by Emerson Hough
As the boat drew nigh, he kept up a slight movement of his paddle, which caused the craft to glide in a slanting direction from the other.
"The Wilderness Fugitives" by Edward S. Ellis
They were paddling about in all sorts of improvised boats and rafts.
"Gold" by Stewart White
Out of a neighboring inlet shot a second cedar boat, also paddled by two girls.
"The Girls of Central High on Lake Luna" by Gertrude W. Morrison
Paddling now with one oar she came very near the unsteady little craft, so near that Gladys suddenly decided to jump into Dolly's boat.
"Two Little Women" by Carolyn Wells
The boat went along easily, and the black and heavy water hardly splashed as he drew his paddle through it.
"Orientations" by William Somerset Maugham
Eli did the paddling, and the two weary lads just snuggled down in the boat, feeling that they had had a great day of it, all told.
"The Boy Scouts in the Maine Woods" by Herbert Carter
Causing scarcely a ripple in the water, she paddled to the boat.
"Wyn's Camping Days" by Amy Bell Marlowe
Now and then Tom ceased paddling, and as the boat shot forward with undiminished speed, bent his head and listened.
"Through Apache Lands" by R. H. Jayne
I ain't gwine ter paddle dis boat fur no ghost-seer, sure's ye are born.
"The Raid of The Guerilla and Other Stories" by Charles Egbert Craddock
This can be done from the canoe or boat by flipping water with the flat of the paddle.
"Steel Traps" by A. R. (Arthur Robert) Harding
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In poetry:

A crescent boat slips o'er the burnished stream;
A silver wake, that broadens far behind,
Follows in ripples, and the paddles gleam
Against the evening wind.
"Along The Ohio" by Madison Julius Cawein
A little child paddles a little boat,
Drifting about, and picking white lotuses.
He does not know how to hide his tracks,
And duckweed's opened up along his path.
"On the Lake (a child)" by Bai JuYi
Since I saw your boat pass up beyond the sun
I have forgotten how to sing
And how to paddle the canoe across the lake.
I know how to sit down and how to be sad,
And I know how to say nothing;
But every other art has slipped away.
"Waiting To Marry A Student" by Edward Powys Mathers

In news:

Paddle the Arkansas in a Ducky Boat.
"The Boathouse at South Mountain," an idyllic vision for a restaurant, mini-golf course and paddle-boat launching point along the Orange Reservoir, is moving forward — sans the name and the water sports.
A dragon boat crew paddles to the beat of a drum.
In his testimony Wednesday, Auten acknowledged the mistake, stating that paddle-wheel boats are rare and he had not dealt with one before.
A children's bike parade kicked off the day's festivities at 2 pm after which families were welcome to enjoy a large "funslide," paddle boats and a slew of other activities.
Adirondack waters offer top-notch recreation for swimming, paddling, boating, waterskiing or simply sitting on a dock marveling at a sunset.
That could be a kayak, rowing shell, canoe, standup paddle board or a row boat.
Rent a paddle boat on Cleawox Lake or take a park tour on Woahink Lake.
Simeon Wolff, 5, of Nevis, tries paddling his boat made of a hollowed out pumpkin.
For more information on where to paddle and rent boats, check the Internet at www.tpwd.state.tx.us/ paddling .
She couldn't see where she was going during a recent kayaking event, but she could feel the paddle in her hands and the boat underneath her.
He unloaded a full boat load and then paddled out to collect more.
The boats are easy to paddle and can take you to the most out-of-the-way places where larger boats could never go.
Even our gently rocking boats and slow-motion paddles seem to glow in the phosphorescent light.
I was along for the ride, invited to paddle and report on this first-of-its-kind boating experiment.
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