Poling: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
Use in Literature PolingBy poling, as it was called, that is, by pushing the boat with long poles, they reached the encumbrance caused by the hurricane, where they stopped for the night.ndash;John S.C. Abbott in David Crockett.The labour of towing through swamps, tugging by the long grass, and poling against a strong current, is dreadful, and there appears to be no end to this horrible country.ndash;Samuel White Baker in The Albert N'Yanza, Great Basin of the Nile.We travelled about ten miles by poling; this is the best day's work that we have made since we entered this chaotic region.ndash;Samuel White Baker in Ismailia.He washed his dishes, whistling and humming, reloaded his pack on the raft, and once more began poling his way downstream.ndash;James Oliver Curwood in The Country Beyond.This pleased Breault, who was tired of his poling.ndash;James Oliver Curwood in The Flaming Forest.The men had ceased poling now, only giving an occasional push to keep her head straight and prevent her from swinging round.ndash;G.A. Henty in By Pike and Dyke: A Tale of the Rise of the Dutch Republic.A little distance above the point, near where the water was deeper and not so swift, I looked back, and to my astonishment I saw Job poling the canoe through the swift water alone.ndash;Mina Benson Hubbard in A Woman's Way Through Unknown Labrador.On the summer low water, in a poling boat, he left McDougall for Sunrise.ndash;Jack London in The Faith of Men.The other dropped into the bottom of the canoe, and then canoe and poling boat went down the stream in a drifting battle.ndash;Jack London in The Faith of Men.Then the boat was shoved off, and, without any poling, was carried by the force of the current quickly and steadily to the other side.ndash;Kirk Munroe in Wakulla.
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