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paddle box

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n paddle box a wooden covering for the upper part of a paddlewheel
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • paddle box a wooden covering for the upper part of the paddle wheel of a steam vessel.
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Usage

In literature:

On Friday we made an excursion to Great Lake Jacques Cartier, paddling and poling up the river in the rude box-boat.
"Locusts and Wild Honey" by John Burroughs
I jumped from the paddle-box on to the dock wall, and ran as fast as I could to the spot.
"The Hero of the Humber" by Henry Woodcock
I was once in a steamboat race when our boat knocked away the paddle-box from the other and smashed the wheel.
"Memoirs" by Charles Godfrey Leland
There were good steps to go up, on the side of the paddle box.
"Rollo in Scotland" by Jacob Abbott
Around and around in the little cove paddled the Curlytops, having fun in their box-boats.
"The Curlytops on Star Island" by Howard R. Garis
Two huge paddle-boxes towered above the deck amidships, the wheels being of enormous size.
"The Naval History of the United States" by Willis J. Abbot
Then he mounted the lofty paddle-box, closely followed by his resolute pursuer, who would not be shaken off.
"The Voyage Alone in the Yawl "Rob Roy"" by John MacGregor
The top of the paddle-box was nearly on a level with the flat roof of this building.
"Seek and Find" by Oliver Optic
She had a tall, thin smoke-stack and immense paddle-boxes.
"The Deaves Affair" by Hulbert Footner
At last we couldn't stand, so we sat on the paddle-box.
"Command" by William McFee
Her paddle-boxes were too high.
"Toilers of the Sea" by Victor Hugo
There were numerous galleries, however, on each side of the paddle-boxes, and forward and aft, whence I could observe the scenery.
"The Perils and Adventures of Harry Skipwith" by W.H.G. Kingston
The next morning the men paddled down the rived to the Badger dugout in a wagon box.
"Collection of Nebraska Pioneer Reminiscences" by Nebraska Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution
The sturdy figure of the captain was seen standing upon the paddle-box.
"Hammer and Anvil" by Friedrich Spielhagen
The stage-plank became slewed, its outer end slipping from the paddle-box just as Sir George set foot upon the tender.
"The Child Wife" by Mayne Reid
The width over the paddle-boxes was 75 feet.
"A History of the Growth of the Steam-Engine" by Robert H. Thurston
His head struck the paddle box; the wheel spun him round as he fell into the water.
"The Sweep Winner" by Nat Gould
Our second attempt succeeded no better; part of the paddle-box was broken, and carried away by the current.
"Travels in the Interior of North America, Part I, (Being Chapters I-XV of the London Edition, 1843)" by Alexander Philipp Maximilian, Prince of Wied
The chap, he got up on one of the paddle-boxes, and asked the captain to let off the whistle.
"Saddle and Mocassin" by Francis Francis Jr.
Then the greenhouse and the study balance each other like the paddle-boxes of a steamer.
"Miss Ravenel's conversion from secession to loyalty" by J. W. de Forest
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In news:

Whether throwing a ball, paddling a canoe, lifting boxes or pushing a lawn mower, we rely heavily upon our shoulders to perform a number of activities.
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