Usage examples for paddles

  1. Her electric machinery drew in and drove out with great force currents of water which propelled her with a speed greater than that afforded by the most powerful paddles. – Across the Zodiac by Percy Greg
  2. Governor Phillip had recently ordered a small hut to be built for his own accommodation at Rose- Hill, and he was going to remain there a few days, when several of the natives were desirous of accompanying him, amongst whom were Bannelong and Colebe: the governor got into his boat with three of them, and Bannelong, going to fetch his cloak, was detained by his wife; however, as they were going out of the cove, he appeared on the rocks, and got into the boat notwithstanding her threats; but, the moment the boat put off, she went to her canoe, which was a new one, and after driving her paddles through the bottom, she threw them into the water, and afterwards went off to their hut, probably to do more damage. – An Historical Journal of the Transactions at Port Jackson and Norfolk Island by John Hunter
  3. Two of the troopers had paddles, or something that was a cross between a paddle and an oar; for the wanderers had seen them in the boat in the darkness. – A Lieutenant at Eighteen by Oliver Optic
  4. Without many hands at the paddles how can we overtake the Nakonkirhirinons?" – The Maid of the Whispering Hills by Vingie E. Roe
  5. Eye and ear alert for sign of game or feeding- place, where traps would be effective, the man paddles silently on. – The Story of the Trapper by A. C. Laut
  6. Its wings can be closed so tightly that they do not hinder its progress, and the tail serves for a rudder, while the broadly- webbed feet act as paddles. – Round-about Rambles in Lands of Fact and Fancy by Frank Richard Stockton
  7. The way on the steamer carried her on, even when her paddles were stopped; and the next second her bows had gone clean into the old tarred boat, cutting her almost in two and heeling her over. – The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols by William Black
  8. They paddled on in silence; the two had become fast friends since the day of Madge's visit, and had had many pleasant paddles together. – Hildegarde's Neighbors by Laura E. Richards
  9. Every boy learned to use his jack- knife, and could make brooms from birch trees, bowls and dippers and bottles from gourds, and butter paddles from red cherry. – A Brief History of the United States by John Bach McMaster
  10. The boat came to a stop beneath him; the paddles backed, and Wilson, with some embarrassment, received the stare of the whole party below. – Wild Justice: Stories of the South Seas by Lloyd Osbourne
  11. It was not until the next afternoon that they recovered the body of old MacNicol; and from certain appearances on the corpse, it was clear that he had been struck down by the paddles in his effort to reach and help his sons. – The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols by William Black
  12. They stood out at right angles to the body, and seem to have developed paddles. – The Story of Evolution by Joseph McCabe
  13. Why, where's the paddles? – Little Prudy's Dotty Dimple by Sophie May
  14. I was five weeks, once, making it with two paddles. – The Whelps of the Wolf by George Marsh
  15. De Courcelles and Jumonville, standing on the bank, waved them farewell, and they held their paddles aloft a moment or two in salute. – The Hunters of the Hills by Joseph Altsheler
  16. Should the paddles pause but an instant, the canoe would be swept to the bottom of the rapids. – One Day's Courtship The Heralds Of Fame by Robert Barr
  17. And now the boy jumped down from the iceberg and swam to the kayaks and began tugging at their paddles, so that they turned over. – Eskimo Folktales by Unknown
  18. Paddles were also quickly formed by the Indians of the tough wood of another tree, which they split into boards. – On the Banks of the Amazon by W.H.G. Kingston
  19. There are, in the neighborhood of Mokini, stones which are considered petrifactions of the canoe, paddles, and fish- hooks of Paao. – Northern California, Oregon, and the Sandwich Islands by Charles Nordhoff