Paddling: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases

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Icon Group International, Incorporated, Dec 19, 2008 - 75 pages
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Use in Literature PaddlingWe thought all steamers had paddles.ndash;Rolf Boldrewood (T.A.Browne) in Robbery Under Arms.Dick paddled closer and, steadying himself as well as he could, threw up his hands.ndash;Joseph A. Altsheler in The Rock of Chickamauga.So in we got, and while that good Samaritan went back to her house we cautiously paddled through a deserted backwater to where it presently turned through low sandbanks to the gulf.ndash;Edwin L. Arnold in Gulliver of Mars.Then I fought like a fury, hacking, pushing, and paddling shorewards, crying out in my excitement, and spinning and bumping and twisting ever downwards.ndash;Edwin L. Arnold in Gulliver of Mars.Natives, paddling eagerly out to sea in their bidarkas to be the first to bring in good news or bad, had given him a report covering the period of his absence that filled him with dismay.ndash;Gertrude Atherton in Rezanov.He then betook himself to the paddles with which his craft was provided, and reached Snake Island with the balloon in tow.ndash;J.M. Bacon in The Dominion of the Air.The operator would commence by standing erect and balancing these paddles, one on each shoulder, so that the hollows of the blades should be towards the ground.ndash;J.M. Bacon in The Dominion of the Air.All were ready, and we rushed through the surf, the native boatmen paddling like steam engines.ndash;Samuel White Baker in The Albert N'Yanza, Great Basin of the Nile.Everything went well, but the noise of the paddles quickly gave the alarm, and the sound of a big drum in the distance was almost immediately responded to by many others from various points.ndash;Samuel White Baker in Ismailia.Having paddled quietly along the edge of the grass for a couple of hundred yards, I arrived near the spot from which the hippopotamus had emerged.ndash;Samuel White Baker in Ismailia.

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