Their ineptitude required the seaman to abandon his post at the tiller and man an oar himself.
He was even aroused with difficulty, and he resumed the oar with reluctance.
There was room in it for a girl-partner at the oar, but no accommodation for passengers.
My bruised and swollen hands could no longer close on the oar handles.
Greer went back to the stern, picked up an oar and began to scull.
Their only oar was wrenched from the grasp of the fisherman, and the frail bark was thus left to the mercy of the waves.
She put out her hand, and took his, and pressed it, holding hers over it upon the oar.
They climbed over the seat back and each took an oar, kneeling like canoeists.
In that boat, now vanishing upon the sea, the dead man held an oar.
Happy are those who still dwell in Cambridge courts and follow the delightful labour of the oar!
Old English ar "oar," from Proto-Germanic *airo (cf. Old Norse ar, Danish aare, Swedish åra), of unknown origin; perhaps related to Latin remus "oar," Greek eretes "rower," eretmos "oar."