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 Meanings and Examples of PADDLE
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paddle
 v.  row slowly and gently; move through water by repeated short strokes of the limbs
Classic Sentence: (38 in 3 pages)
1  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
Get Context   In CHAPTER 7
2  The Indian gravely raised his paddle, and pointed in the direction in which his own steady look was riveted.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 20
3  The Indian made no other answer than by dropping his paddle into the water, and urging forward the canoe.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 20
4  Hold them there, Sagamore," said Hawkeye, looking coolly backward over this left shoulder, while he still plied his paddle; "keep them just there.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 20
5  The scout having ascertained that the Mohicans were sufficient of themselves to maintain the requisite distance, deliberately laid aside his paddle, and raised the fatal rifle.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 20
6  A ball soon struck the light and polished paddle from the hands of the chief, and drove it through the air, far in the advance.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 20
7  The Hurons soon fired again, and a bullet struck the blade of Hawkeye's paddle without injury.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 20
8  Heyward seized the paddle, and applied himself to the work with an eagerness that supplied the place of skill, while Hawkeye was engaged in inspecting the priming of his rifle.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 20
9  Throwing a last and lingering glance at the distant canoes, he laid aside his rifle, and, relieving the wearied Duncan, resumed the paddle, which he wielded with sinews that never tired.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 20
10  The plan we finally concluded upon was, to get a large canoe belonging to Mr. Hamilton, and upon the Saturday night previous to Easter holidays, paddle directly up the Chesapeake Bay.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
11  And then I can paddle over to town nights, and slink around and pick up things I want.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII.
12  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
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII.
13  I give her a turn with the paddle and brung her nose to shore; then I got my gun and slipped out and into the edge of the woods.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII.
14  I jumped into the canoe and run back to the stern, and grabbed the paddle and set her back a stroke.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV.
15  I buckled to my paddle and they laid to their oars.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI.
Example Sentence:
1  Thinks I, it won't do to paddle; first I know I'll run into the bank or a towhead or something; I got to set still and float, and yet it's mighty fidgety business to have to hold your hands still at such a time.
2  When the boat was gone the king made me paddle up another mile to a lonesome place, and then he got ashore and says: "Now hustle back, right off, and fetch the duke up here, and the new carpet-bags.
3  My conscience got to stirring me up hotter than ever, until at last I says to it, "Let up on me -- it ain't too late yet -- I'll paddle ashore at the first light and tell."
4  When he holds up his huge hand to indicate the direction, it is like the blade of a paddle.
5  We might be able to push ourselves across with the paddle.
6  We rolled up our trousers and paddled along the seashore.
7  We paddled a little boat in the West Lake.