\ˈɔːzmən], \ˈɔːzmən], \ˈɔː_z_m_ə_n]\
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By James Champlin Fernald
One who pulls at the oars; to boat the oars, to cease rowing and lay the oars in the boat; to feather the oars, to turn them edgewise as they move back to repeat the stroke; to lie on the oars, to cease pulling by merely raising them out of the water; to cease from work of any kind for a time; to rest; to muffle the oars, to wrap some soft substance around that part which rests in the row-lock to prevent noise in rowing; to unship the oars, to take them out of the rowlocks.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.