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" For the benefit of those who have never made a study of that refinement of torture known as a "bumping" race, it may be explained that at Oxford and Cambridge the college crews, owing to the narrowness of the river, race not abreast but in a long string,... "
A Man's Man - Page 15
by Ian Hay - 1910 - 379 pages
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The American Magazine, Volume 70

Frank Leslie, Miriam Florence (Folline) Leslie, Ellery Sedgwick, John Sanborn Phillips, John MacAlpine Siddall - 1910
...be explained that at Oxford and Cambridge the college crews, owing to the narrowness of the river, race not abreast, but in a long string, each boat...which succeeds in rowing over the course without being touched (or "bumped") by the boat behind, k said to have "kept its place," and starts in the same position...
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