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rower

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n rower someone who rows a boat
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Rower One who rows with an oar.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n rower One who rows, or manages an oar in rowing.
    • n rower One given to rows; a quarrelsome or disorderly fellow.
    • n rower A workman who roughens cloth preparatory to shearing; a rougher.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Rower one given to quarrels
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Put for rouse (q.v.).

Usage

In literature:

She opened her eyes, and now she could see the boat again and the rower.
"The Call of the Blood" by Robert Smythe Hichens
His name was held in honour long after "the rowers on their benches" heard the wail, "Pan, Pan is dead!
"The Works of Lord Byron, Volume 4" by Lord Byron
Then the light was changed, and in a glory of crimson the ship Columbia, with its white-armed rowers, sailed on before the people.
"The Adventures of Uncle Jeremiah and Family at the Great Fair" by Charles McCellan Stevens (AKA 'Quondam')
St. John knew the boats well, for he was by no means an unskilled rower.
"Young Captain Jack" by Horatio Alger and Arthur M. Winfield
The rowers sang to the swing of their oars, and a sharp look-out had always to be kept.
"From Pole to Pole" by Sven Anders Hedin
Louis was coming up to them in a fine canoe and some Indian rowers.
"A Little Girl in Old Detroit" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
One of the rowers was a beautiful young woman named Atalanta, who had been nursed among the mountains by a bear.
"Myths and Legends of All Nations" by Various
Our rowers had passed that way many a time before, and plunged us headlong into the mighty battle of the waters where river and sea met.
"Sir Ludar" by Talbot Baines Reed
He turned to the rowers, "Put your backs into it, boys," he said; "drive her for all you know how.
"The Boy With the U. S. Fisheries" by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
The rowers were all too tired and enraged to talk much, and the journey down stream was silent and gloomy.
"The Willoughby Captains" by Talbot Baines Reed
Both rowers bent their backs, and the boat began to make progress.
"Afloat on the Flood" by Lawrence J. Leslie
A boat, manned by a dozen strong rowers, had been made ready for such an emergency.
"The Boy Patriot" by Edward Sylvester Ellis
The rowers sang as they rowed.
"Parkhurst Boys" by Talbot Baines Reed
But, directly after, his brain was intent upon the efforts he was making to help the rower in front.
"Old Gold" by George Manville Fenn
In this only two rowers could sit, and a couple of passengers at the most.
"James Braithwaite, the Supercargo" by W.H.G. Kingston
A single rower sat in it, who managed his oars with the skill which long practice gives.
"Ronald Morton, or the Fire Ships" by W.H.G. Kingston
The rowers include the harpooner and the line-manager.
"Peter the Whaler" by W.H.G. Kingston
Quite a fine show, with the amber-satin rowers, and the gongs beating.
"Trapped by Malays" by George Manville Fenn
And the King's heart grew glad and light, as the boat sped hither and thither, and the oars flashed in the sunshine to the song of the rowers.
"Peeps at Many Lands: Ancient Egypt" by James Baikie
I boarded the first one myself, commanding the rowers to pull for my Spaniard.
"Captain Canot" by Brantz Mayer
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In poetry:

The gale that wrecked you on the sand,
It helped my rowers to row;
The storm is my best galley hand,
And drives me where I go.
"Quatrains" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Though the flying sea-spray drenches
Fore and aft the rowers' benches,
Not a single heart is craven
Of the champions there on board.
"Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1. The Musician's Tale; The Saga of King Olaf XI. -- Bishop Sigurd At " by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The banked oars fell an hundred strong,
And backed and threshed and ground,
But bitter was the rowers' song
As they brought the war-boat round.
"The Rowers" by Rudyard Kipling
Loud roared the storm! The rattling thunders rang!
Against the blast his rowers could not row!
White waves like hoary-headed Homers sang
Hexameters of woe.
"Arms And The Man - The Beginning Of The End" by James Barron Hope
When at sea, with all his rowers,
He along the bending oars
Outside of his ship could run.
He the Smalsor Horn ascended,
And his shining shield suspended
On its summit, like a sun.
"Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1. The Musician's Tale; The Saga of King Olaf II. -- The King's Return" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
In front came Svend, the King of the Danes,
Sweeping down with his fifty rowers;
To the right, the Swedish king with his thanes;
And on board of the Iron Beard
Earl Eric steered
To the left with his oars.
"Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1. The Musician's Tale; The Saga of King Olaf XIX. -- King Olaf's War-" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

In news:

Somewhere down the road, Fayette village council member Craig Rower hopes to see alternative energy options at work in Fayette.
A champion rower with a heavy heart and Gabby Douglas' big win send the sap soaring.
We welcome youth and adults along with experienced rowers and those new to the sport for a free trial.
Two teams of rowers set out from Eagle Harbor's Waterfront Park during Learn to Row Day on June 11.
The University of Warwick Boat club have released a trailer for their 2013 calendar, which features the hot rowers stripping down and frolicking in Warwick Castle.
An all-female group of British rowers proved that some things are just easier when you're naked.
The event will feature over 500 high school rowers and coaches from 3 states.
Nearly 200 rowers and 22 boats competed in the regatta .
Experienced rower Richard Egington is set for a place in Great Britain's men's four at London 2012.
An international rower since 2003, Egington was part of the men's eight that breezed into the final in Beijing before picking up a silver medal in a close finish with Canada and the USA.
He said it was good to see how their work has helped rowers in Austin.
Canada's men's pair rowers finish last in gold-medal final.
Events feature either two, four or eight rowers .
The Canadian rowers celebrate their silver medal win.
Six UConn Rowers Honored As Scholar-Athletes.
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In science:

In pulsars, the emission in individual pulses generally consists of one or more peaks (‘subpulses’), that are much nar rower than the average profile and the br ightness, width, position and number of these subpulses often vary from pulse to pulse.
Radio Pulsars
Lyne & Manchester (1988), Rankin (1993) and Kramer et al. (1998) all find that pulsars with longer per iods have significantly nar rower beams.
Radio Pulsars
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