canoe

Definitions

  • A rowboat is a safer craft than a canoe
    A rowboat is a safer craft than a canoe
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v canoe travel by canoe "canoe along the canal"
    • n canoe small and light boat; pointed at both ends; propelled with a paddle
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Canoeing on placid waters Canoeing on placid waters
Bring your canoe up broadside to the shore Bring your canoe up broadside to the shore
People under a tree building a canoe form a letter L People under a tree building a canoe form a letter L
canoe canoe
Paper Birch. Canoe Birch. White Birch Paper Birch. Canoe Birch. White Birch
"IN SPITE OF ALL THEIR SKILL THESE INDIANS FOUND THEMSELVES PRESENTLY LIFTED INTO THE AIR, CANOES AND ALL." "IN SPITE OF ALL THEIR SKILL THESE INDIANS FOUND THEMSELVES PRESENTLY LIFTED INTO THE AIR, CANOES AND ALL."
"MAN OVERBOARD!" AN INDIAN CANOE TO THE RESCUE "MAN OVERBOARD!" AN INDIAN CANOE TO THE RESCUE
Route of the Canoe Route of the Canoe

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Canoe A boat made of bark or skins, used by savages. "A birch canoe , with paddles, rising, falling, on the water."
    • Canoe A boat used by rude nations, formed of trunk of a tree, excavated, by cutting of burning, into a suitable shape. It is propelled by a paddle or paddles, or sometimes by sail, and has no rudder. "Others devised the boat of one tree, called the canoe ."
    • Canoe A light pleasure boat, especially designed for use by one who goes alone upon long excursions, including portage. It it propelled by a paddle, or by a small sail attached to a temporary mast.
    • v. i canoe To manage a canoe, or voyage in a canoe.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n canoe A light boat designed to be propelled by a paddle or paddles held in the hands without fixed supports. The canoes of savage races are constructed of bark (as the birch-bark canoe of the American Indians) or hides, or formed of the trunks of trees, excavated by burning or cutting them into a suitable shape. The birch-bark canoes are light and can be carried on the shoulders, one large enough for four persons sometimes weighing no more than 40 or 50 pounds. The modern canoe, employed chiefly for pleasure, is a light boat, carvel- or clinker-built, sharp at both ends and with a beam one eighth or one sixth its length; it is usually built of wood, but sometimes of canvas, paper, galvanized iron, or other material, and often provided with sails. The typical wooden cruising canoe is about 14 feet long, 27 to 30 inches beam, decked over, and fitted with water-tight compartments. The paddle is 8 or 10 feet long, and the sails are usually lugs.
    • canoe Canoe-shaped. Applied by Pennsylvania geologists to the mountains of that State whose structure gives them a resemblance in form to an Indian canoe. There are anticlinal and synclinal canoe mountains, the one being like the other inverted.
    • canoe To paddle a canoe; sail in a canoe.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Canoe ka-nōō′ a boat made of the hollowed trunk of a tree, or of bark or skins: a skiff driven by paddling
    • v.t Canoe to paddle a canoe
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Quotations

  • Pierre Burton
    Pierre Burton
    “A Canadian is someone who knows how to make love in a canoe.”
  • Alan Alda
    Alan Alda
    “ORIGINALITY is unexplored territory. You get there by carrying a canoe -- you can't take a taxi.”

Idioms

As much use as a handbrake on a canoe - This idiom is used to describe someone or something as worthless or pointless.
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Paddle your own canoe - (USA) If you paddle your own canoe, you do things for yourself without outside help.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Sp. canoa, fr. Caribbean canáoa,

Usage

In literature:

He can supply you with game and paddle your canoe.
"Sword and Pen" by John Algernon Owens
He glanced about him and spied with delight Peter Fiddle's canoe lying upside down under the birches.
"The End of the Rainbow" by Marian Keith
He accompanied Mr. Mackenzie in a canoe; and two of his companions followed in two other canoes.
"Travels in North America, From Modern Writers" by William Bingley
However, they were still strong, and the canoe went rapidly down stream.
"The Rival Campers Ashore" by Ruel Perley Smith
But that isn't the old canoe trail of Mackenzie and Fraser.
"The Young Alaskans on the Trail" by Emerson Hough
I saw him as he went back through the wood to the place where his canoe was drawn up on the bank of the river.
"The Bridge of the Gods" by Frederic Homer Balch
Menard stopped at the island, guiding the canoe to the bank where a long row of canoes and bateaux lay close to the water.
"The Road to Frontenac" by Samuel Merwin
They grounded their canoes on tree roots growing on the edge of the river.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
For a few hot weeks, a traveler need suffer no hardship in the North, if he can pay for packers and canoes.
"Partners of the Out-Trail" by Harold Bindloss
Of course a large boat, in going out on the reef, must use the channel between the keys, but a small boat or canoe can go anywhere.
"Tales of Fishes" by Zane Grey
They's plenty o' room, an' we can tow th' canoe.
"The Gaunt Gray Wolf" by Dillon Wallace
Every canoe that could be found was staved.
"King Philip" by John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott
Thus, a good canoe on dead water goes four to five miles an hour.
"Boy Scouts Handbook" by Boy Scouts of America
A few days ago six men were drowned by their canoe upsetting.
"The Cariboo Trail" by Agnes C. Laut
Women and children were in the canoes.
"Pioneers of the Pacific Coast" by Agnes C. Laut
The only craft available were bark canoes, and these would be too fragile for the heavy cargoes that must be borne.
"The Red River Colony" by Louis Aubrey Wood
Across the open river in the livid heat of the early afternoon the canoe slowly made its way.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
Chevet did not return to the house after Monsieur Cassion's canoe had disappeared.
"Beyond the Frontier" by Randall Parrish
I would suggest a large canoe and six or eight of those men as crew.
"The Pathless Trail" by Arthur O. (Arthur Olney) Friel
Kildee plover flew chattering before the canoe while they were still near land.
"East Angels" by Constance Fenimore Woolson
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In poetry:

Am full of years and cannot stand
As I were wont to do;
I soon must try the spirit land,
So, "Paddle your own canoe."
"Paddle Your Own Canoe" by James Madison Bell
A sweet boy promised to marry me,
But he went away and left
Like a reed canoe that rolls adrift
In the middle of a river.
"The Bamboo Garden" by Edward Powys Mathers
He called around his wigwam door
His warriors, brave and true,
And gave to each a tiny oar,
Saying: "Paddle your own canoe,"
"Paddle Your Own Canoe" by James Madison Bell
O'er rugged heights they onward sped,
And mazy forests through,
And whereso'er their duty led,
They paddled their own canoe.
"Paddle Your Own Canoe" by James Madison Bell
For the world with many a snare is set
For the honest and the true,
And they alone escape the net,
Who paddle their own canoe.
"Paddle Your Own Canoe" by James Madison Bell
Behind the scared squaw's birch canoe,
The steamer smokes and raves;
And city lots are staked for sale
Above old Indian graves.
"On Receiving An Eagle's Quill From Lake Superior" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

Inkling of threat saves Columbia canoe brigade from a sprinkling.
Voyagers plan to land canoes on Monday.
Three canoe trips off of Ontario's Algoma Central Railway.
They're ugly, itchy, and can add serious anguish to otherwise enjoyable camping trips or canoe floats.
Canoe Ventures' VOD dynamic ad insertion .
This weekend I daydreamed in a canoe on Crooked Lake in Independence Oaks County Park.
Terry Collins held back Tim Byrdak for a potential ninth-inning matchup against Robinson Cano on Sunday night, because Collins wanted a safety net for Bobby Parnell in his first game as interim closer.
AL ZAGOFSKY/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS After a Saturday on whitewater, the Lehigh Sojourn turns to canoes and kayaks, traveling the meandering sections of the Lehigh River .
Q&A: CableLabs CEO Liao weighs in on Canoe, industry initiatives.
James Welter, 25, fishing with a friend, died after his canoe capsized at Snelling Lake.
Mason County Coroner West Stockwell said a body recovered Saturday from the lake is Sheldon Olsen, 31, who has been missing since a canoe incident on March 17.
Executives at Osagian Canoes of Lebanon, Mo.
A month-long canoe trip from northeastern Minnesota to the state Capitol to raise awareness about sulfide mining in the state will make a stop Saturday at Brainerd's Lum Park.
Canoe trip part of maiden voyage for new Goshen College program.
Best Canoes and Kayaks 2012.
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In science:

Pα = e−βEα /Z , Z = Pα e−βEα , β = 1/kB T = 1/1.87J , the inverse temperature β is consistently obtained from the equation, tr(ρcano ˆH ) = Pα e−βEα Eα/Z = E0 .
Thermalization from a general canonical principle
For comparison, we also micro and ρ(S ) present the distances of ρ(S ) cano with Ω(S ) .
Thermalization from a general canonical principle
More recently, Cano, Herrera and Lozano (2007) use evolutionary algorithms to perform instance selection with the goal of creating decision trees that are both precise and interpretable, and Marchiori (2010) suggests an instance selection technique focused on having a large hypothesis margin.
Prototype selection for interpretable classification
Cano, Herrera and Lozano (2003) compare the performance of a number of instance selection methods.
Prototype selection for interpretable classification
However, taking into account that ρ veri fies a Liouville equation the field ρ + ln F coincide with the well known free field associated, via a cano nical transformation, to a Liouville field .
B\"acklund transformations in 2D dilaton gravity
I due autori identificano quindi il tempo di attraversamento con: τ BL T = md/(¯hκ).
Tempi di Tunnelling (Tunneling Times)
Such a non-Gaussian “vol cano ”-like shape seen in the away-side hemisphere has attracted much theoretical attention because it suggests conical patterns induced by Mach-shock [11, 12] or ˇCerenkov-like [12, 13] emissions.
Jet quenching: RHIC results and phenomenology
For this case, the following interesting conclusions can be readily shown using our results: (1) Only self-orthogonal codes result in selforthogonal images in characteristic-2 fields under the cano nical inner product.
Self-orthogonality of $q$-ary Images of $q^m$-ary Codes and Quantum Code Construction
Cabrera-Ca˜no et al. 1990, Phelps & Janes 1994, Moitinho 2002), and in the analysis of the structure and chemical evolution of the Galactic disc (e.g.
UBV(RI)_C photometry of the open clusters Be 15, Be 80, and NGC 2192
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