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synonyms for rowel

  • coerce
  • harass
  • hound
  • prod
  • provoke
  • tease
  • animate
  • annoy
  • arouse
  • bully
  • drive
  • encourage
  • excite
  • exhort
  • force
  • goose
  • impel
  • inspirit
  • instigate
  • irritate
  • lash
  • move
  • needle
  • press
  • prick
  • prompt
  • propel
  • push
  • sic
  • sound
  • spark
  • spur
  • stimulate
  • sting
  • thrust
  • trigger
  • urge
  • whip
  • worry
  • fire up
  • key up
  • put up to
  • turn on
  • work up
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antonyms for rowel

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  • leave alone
  • aid
  • block
  • bore
  • calm
  • check
  • deaden
  • depress
  • discourage
  • dissuade
  • halt
  • lull
  • please
  • praise
  • prevent
  • pull
  • quiet
  • repress
  • soothe
  • stop
  • suppress
  • surrender
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How to use rowel in a sentence

The rowel is one and a half or two inches in diameter, and the points are about twenty-five or thirty inches long.
TRAVELS IN PERU, ON THE COAST, IN THE SIERRA, ACROSS THE CORDILLERAS AND THE ANDES, INTO THE PRIMEVAL FORESTSJ. J. VON TSCHUDI
The spurs were also richly gilded, the shank and rowel representing the thistle, and were the gift of the drummer-boys.
THE LIFE OF ISAAC INGALLS STEVENS, VOLUME II (OF 2)HAZARD STEVENS
In an abandon he leaned far forward over his saddle, the rowel of his spur dug viciously into his horse's flank.
WHERE THE TRAIL DIVIDESWILL LILLIBRIDGE
At the heel of one of his moccasins was buckled a huge iron spur, with a rowel five or six inches in diameter.
THE OREGON TRAILFRANCIS PARKMAN, JR.
But he sprang to the right, when the rowel went into his flank, carrying with it the assurance that the game was up.
A BREEZE FROM THE WOODS, 2ND ED.WILLIAM CHAUNCEY BARTLETT
The friends busied themselves about him, rubbing his breast and hands, whilst two others rowel toward the land.
O. T.HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN
I should certainly prefer a spur with a rowel as "Southern Cross" recommends, but would it not be apt to tear the habit?
LADIES ON HORSEBACKNANNIE LAMBERT
If the rowel is moderately sharp only, no cruelty can arise, less I maintain than in the use of a whip.
LADIES ON HORSEBACKNANNIE LAMBERT
Decidedly, Hummil ought to go on leave as soon as possible; and, sane or otherwise, he undoubtedly did rowel himself most cruelly.
LIFE'S HANDICAPRUDYARD KIPLING
Holcombe was sitting on the other side of the fire, prying at the rowel of his spur with a hunting-knife.
THE EXILES AND OTHER STORIESRICHARD HARDING DAVIS
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