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In March of this year, a jury here took just 45 minutes to acquit tiller of charges that he performed 19 illegal abortions.
Several antiabortion groups issued statements condemning tiller's slaying.
Their ineptitude required the seaman to abandon his post at the tiller and man an oar himself.
tiller's attorney said the charges against his client were politically motivated.
The Captain does not insist, for in truth he would rather remain at the tiller.
Calculating the instant to a nicety, he paid off the sheet and pulled up the tiller.
The four boys sat around the tiny cockpit, Fred at the tiller and Grant tending sheet.
The bar or lever that is fixed to the top of the rudder-post is called a tiller.
Sandy was at the tiller of the Swan and Martin held the wheel of the Petrel.
mid-14c., "stock of a crossbow," from Old French telier "stock of a crossbow" (c.1200), originally "weaver's beam," from Medieval Latin telarium, from Latin tela "web, loom," from PIE *teks-la-, from root *teks- "to weave" (see texture). Meaning "bar to turn the rudder of a boat" first recorded 1620s.