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Thole pin


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Thole pin Same as Thole.
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In literature:

The oarsman could not see even the thole pins.
"The Blue Lagoon" by H. de Vere Stacpoole
And above, on both sides, reversing the oars, they fastened them round the thole-pins, so as to project a cubit's space.
"The Argonautica" by Apollonius Rhodius
The sound of the creaking thole pins shot a chill through Ellery's veins.
"Keziah Coffin" by Joseph C. Lincoln
The thole pins were in place, and the oars laid lengthwise on its thwarts.
"The Woman-Haters" by Joseph C. Lincoln
They all went down to the boat together, to plan the seats and the places for the thole-pins.
"Marco Paul's Voyages and Travels; Vermont" by Jacob Abbott
There was a chink and click of a pair of oars moving on their thole-pins.
"A Friend of Caesar" by William Stearns Davis
The thole pins were then fitted snugly in the notches.
"The Scientific American Boy" by A. Russell (Alexander Russell) Bond
Figures in the scows stirred, and sweeps thudded against thole-pins.
"The Gun-Brand" by James B. Hendryx
Then the rudder had to be made and attached, thole pins provided, and the whole concern tarred inside and out, tin and all.
"Jethou" by E. R. Suffling
The thole-pin had darted overboard, the winder was snatched from Lynton's hand and struck violently against the steersman's leg.
"Old Gold" by George Manville Fenn
It was worked between two thole pins of which one was cracked and required tender treatment.
"Priscilla's Spies" by George A. Birmingham
For this service thole-pins are best.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
But they're not oars, for I don't see any thole-pins.
"The Young Alaskans in the Rockies" by Emerson Hough
He felt it float off, and heard the measured sound of the oars in the thole-pins.
"The Wild Geese" by Stanley John Weyman
She was an eighteen-foot whaleboat of the ordinary type, equipped with oars and thole-pins.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 13 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
The oars grew hot at the wooden thole-pins, and he pulled and pulled.
"The Life of Nancy" by Sarah Orne Jewett
The oar had broken between the thole-pins; the rower was down.
"The Pursuit" by Frank (Frank Mackenzie) Savile
The thole-pins should stand absolutely straight from the sill of the rowlock.
"Rowing" by Rudolf Chambers Lehmann
If't had been a regular boat's oar I'd a heerd the thumpin' against the thole pins.
"Gwen Wynn" by Mayne Reid
If't had been a regular boat's oar, I'd a heerd the thumpin' against the thole pins.
"Gwen Wynn" by Mayne Reid