oary

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

oar +‎ -y

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

oary (comparative more oary, superlative most oary)

  1. Like an oar
    • 1859-1861, Mrs. Isabella Beeton, The Book of Household Management[1]:
      It is as the future bird of elegance and grace that the young swan is mostly admired; when it has become old enough to grace the waters, then it is that all admire her, when she with "Arched neck, Between her white wings mantling, proudly rows Her state with oary feet."