sculling

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sculling rowing by a single oarsman in a racing shell
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sculling The act or operation of propelling a boat with one oar at the stern. The oar is moved sidewise with a peculiar twist or feathering by which the handle describes a figure of 8, and the blade presses against the water alternately on the one side and the other. The action of the blade resembles that of a screw propeller, but the motion is alternating or reversed at each stroke, instead of a continuous revolution. See cut under scull.
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Usage

In literature:

He sculled the small craft quickly over the intervening distance and was soon alongside.
"Boy Scouts in the North Sea" by G. Harvey Ralphson
When the men drew a little nearer Wyllard stood up with the big sculling oar in his hand.
"Masters of the Wheat-Lands" by Harold Bindloss
Nearly capsizing, her heart beat as the boat rocked back into safety and she tried to scull after the runaway with the remaining oar.
"The Opened Shutters" by Clara Louise Burnham
I'd like to see him and her double sculling.
"Littlebourne Lock" by F. Bayford Harrison
A name of the London wherry of a larger size than the scull.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Tie your horse to a tree and allow me to scull you up the river.
"Grey Town" by Gerald Baldwin
Now jump in, and I'll scull you over to Long Point in no time.
"A Little Maid of Province Town" by Alice Turner Curtis
Out in the lake behind them their pursuers were struggling forward, sculling with the remaining oar.
"The Huntress" by Hulbert Footner
Springing into the dory, he sculled rapidly to the beach.
"Jim Spurling, Fisherman" by Albert Walter Tolman
Then he sculled to the beach; where a group of idlers stood looking out to sea.
"Famous Privateersmen and Adventurers of the Sea" by Charles H. L. Johnston
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In poetry:

But ere it fell, two thundering blows
Upon his scull descend;
From Ursine's knotty club they came,
Who ran to save his friend.
"Valentine and Ursine" by Anonymous British
Old Kaspar took it from the boy
Who stood expectant by;
And then the old man shook his head,
And with a natural sigh,
'Tis some poor fellow's scull, said he,
Who fell in the great victory.
"The Battle Of Blenheim" by Robert Southey

In news:

Alan Campbell has won a bronze medal in the men's single sculls.
Photo courtesy of Andi Scull.
David Scull for The New York Times.
SCULLS, HANDBALL AND A NIGHT SHIFT .
Three years ago, in the TLS, Andrew Scull reviewed David Healy's book MANIA A short history of bipolar disorder.
Jeanette just acquired her scull in June and is working at the precision balance required for mastering the 25-year-old craft.
Hamadou Djibo Issaka competes in the men's single sculls .
NOR wins Men's Double Sculls at Munich.
'Deep catch' more efficient than propeller-like sculling motion, professor says.
On May 26, experts on the subject of Dr Lindsey Durham's medicines will give a tour and lecture on the subject at the Durham Herb Trail located in the Oconee National Forest near the Scull Shoals village historical site.
The herb trail was established by the Friends of Scull Shoals as an educational program.
CINDY SCULL Here's the first fake move poster DJ photo card, circa 1996.
A leading medal contender in the lightweight double scull, Zac Purchase and his rowing partner Mark Hunter are defending Olympic champions in the event.
Olympics-Women's rowing quadruple sculls final.
I limit my scull rowing outings to either going north or south on the bay, on the theory that I stand a better chance of surviving if I capsize my scull closer to shore.
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