Vernon took the helm, young Tempest the bow oar, and a tough old salt the oar next him.
Frank took Tony's number, and the bow oar was appropriated to him.
She was soon as full as she could hold, and Bax, seizing the bow oar, forced her head round towards the shore.
I named mine Edith, after my mother, and took Sandy for bow oar.
Half a dozen men seized and shipped the oars: the tailor pitched forward and driven to take the bow oar.
This is the way I learned to row, came the retort from the bow oar.
Come, I will take the bow oar if you will find me an oilskin coat.
The bow oar leaned over and caught him by the back of the shirt.
Our hero was one of the first to leap into her, and he pulled the bow oar.
There was an eight-oared boat rowed by a crew of the young ladies, of which Miss Euthymia was the captain and pulled the bow oar.