Not a chip of the boat was harmed, nor a hair of any oarsman's head; but the mate for ever sank.
It was quite a picture, that of our oarsman, upon this summons to depart.
The thought of his prowess as an oarsman had restored Frank's self-respect.
It must draw but little water; it must turn easily; and it must be rowable by one oarsman only.
The oarsman, a man of much intelligence, hit on an explanation.
After what seemed to be an interminable time the oarsman said, "Now strike him."
Although the oarsman ignored her approbation he was not unmindful of it.
He looked at the oarsman who had spoken and leaped lightly into the boat.
The oarsman was expert; he dipped and raised his oars so that there was no splashing.
It is no child's-play that is involved, as every oarsman knows.