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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR OARING

A bloody fool I was all yesterday, an' oaring with my picture-frame.

He made a great work with his elbows as he went, working them backward and forward at his sides as though he was oaring a boat.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English ar "oar," from Proto-Germanic *airo (cf. Old Norse ar, Danish aare, Swedish åra), of unknown origin; perhaps related to Latin remus "oar," Greek eretes "rower," eretmos "oar."

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.