v. row slowly and gently; move through water by means of repeated short strokes of the limbs
And then I can paddle over to town nights, and slink around and pick up things I want.
Sentence in Classic:
So I took my paddle and slid out from shore just a step or two, and then let the canoe drop along down amongst the shadows.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain Context
Flying fishes can hold out for a time in the air; but soon they must splash back into the water; allow me, too, to paddle in my own element.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev Context
Duncan listened with intense anxiety for the strokes of the paddle, believing that flight was now their only refuge.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper Context
Hamilton, and upon the Saturday night previous to Easter holidays, paddle directly up the Chesapeake Bay.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass Context
This caused great confusion on board the steamer, and I heard them calling to us, and heard the order given to stop the paddles, and heard them stop, but felt her driving down upon us irresistibly.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens Context