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sculler

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sculler someone who sculls (moves a long oar pivoted on the back of the boat to propel the boat forward)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Sculler A boat rowed by one man with two sculls, or short oars.
    • Sculler One who sculls.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sculler One who sculls a boat.
    • n sculler A boat rowed by one man with a pair of sculls or short oars.
    • n sculler An officer or servant who had charge of the dishes, pots, etc., in a household, to keep them clean; a dish-washer.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Sculler one who sculls: a small boat rowed by two sculls pulled by one man
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Scand.; Ice. scál, a hollow, Sw. skålig, concave.

Usage

In literature:

On Saturday, July 30, Dr. Johnson and I took a sculler at the Temple-stairs, and set out for Greenwich.
"Life of Johnson" by James Boswell
Won't you go into Ellen's boat, Dick, since, without offence to our guest, you are the better sculler?
"News from Nowhere or An Epoch of Rest, being some chapters from A Utopian Romance" by William Morris
At last a little sculler called, full of nasty people.
"The Journal to Stella" by Jonathan Swift
The General discovered that he was an excellent sculler.
"The Short Works of George Meredith" by George Meredith
If he be a sculler, ask him if he be married: he'll equivocate, and swear he's a single man.
"Character Writings of the 17th Century" by Various
One is an ex-champion sculler of Oxford; even in those days he was blind as a bat.
"Out To Win" by Coningsby Dawson
Why, there's another party on the stair-head inquiring arter scullers; and, by the mass!
"Jack Sheppard" by William Harrison Ainsworth
Aquatic sports were the most popular; Jimmy Hamill, the champion single sculler of the world, was at the zenith of his career.
"Watch Yourself Go By" by Al. G. Field
So he ordered his men to "easy all" and allow the unconscious sculler to come close up.
"The Willoughby Captains" by Talbot Baines Reed
He was praised and lamented out of reason, even for a champion sculler.
"Recollections" by David Christie Murray
The playhouse adjoined the "Scullere" on the south.
"Shakespearean Playhouses" by Joseph Quincy Adams
She scrambled back to the sculler's seat, and after a short pull found herself beside the boat shed.
"Grey Town" by Gerald Baldwin
People have often asked me why a first-class oar should not of necessity be a good sculler.
"Rowing" by Rudolf Chambers Lehmann
But the sculler managed it with the greatest ease, and with every stroke sent it flying forward.
"Only One Love, or Who Was the Heir" by Charles Garvice
They're the champion scullers, you know.
"Punch 1893.07.29" by Various
Also that W. Brown, the American sculler, tried one in 1861, but abandoned it.
"Boating" by W. B. Woodgate
The sculler then sits with his face towards the mast and the bow, and he holds in each hand a rod jointed to the loom of the corresponding scull.
"A Thousand Miles in the Rob Roy Canoe on Rivers and Lakes of Europe" by John Macgregor
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In news:

The metal in the gold medals of New Zealand double scullers Joseph Sullivan and Nathan Cohen is worth over $1700.
New Zealand's single sculler Mahe Drysdale practices at Lake Karapiro, near Hamilton, in this file photo.
Either/Orchestra played arrangements of Nalbandian's music infused with rumba, mambo and reggae rhythms last week at Scullers Jazz Club.
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