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bow oar

[bou] /baʊ/
bow3 (def 4).
Origin of bow oar
1850-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Browne had the bow-oar, and putting his whole force into every stroke, was pulling like a giant.

    The Island Home Richard Archer
  • Turning to him who pulled the bow-oar: "Stop pullin' a bit, Tom," said he, "stop pullin'."

    The Von Toodleburgs F. Colburn Adams
  • And what a mighty cheer rang out when she drew closer, and the man at the bow-oar stood up and cried, “Thank God, all saved!”

    The Thorogood Family R.M. Ballantyne
  • Amos pulled the bow-oar, and behind him was the tub with the line coiled away, and the harpoon bent on to it.

    The World of Ice Robert Michael Ballantyne
  • As it drew near, the figure of the man pulling the bow-oar seemed oddly familiar to me.

    The Story of a Bad Boy Thomas Bailey Aldrich
  • Toffy rowed the bow-oar now, and Purvis, who knew every turn of the river, took the tiller-ropes.

    Peter and Jane S. (Sarah) Macnaughtan

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