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boat race

(Brit) the boat race, a rowing event held annually in the spring, in which an eight representing Oxford University rows against one representing Cambridge University on the Thames between Putney and Mortlake
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  • It had come with his roses and it asked her to go with him to the boat race.

    Tutors' Lane Wilmarth Lewis
  • It is awfully nice of you to ask me to the boat race and I accept with pleasure.

    Tutors' Lane Wilmarth Lewis
  • Then something happened, unexpectedly, as it always does in a boat race.

    Fred Fenton on the Crew Allen Chapman
  • Its the man who takes me every year to the Yale-Harvard boat race.

  • Of course, said I. Are you anxious to win in that boat–race?

    Fighting the Sea Edward A. Rand
  • By the way,” he went on to Jack, “are you going in for that boat race next week?

    The Putnam Hall Cadets

    Arthur M. Winfield
  • The reader will be interested in the description of a boat race which is exquisitely done.

    The Arena Various
  • The fellows said little, but promised to atone for it when the boat race came off.

    The Half-Back

    Ralph Henry Barbour
  • You are more likely to ask whether he is Oxford or Cambridge at the boat race.

    The Ball and The Cross G.K. Chesterton
  • Of all the river regattas Henley is by far the greatest, and comes even before the boat race in the estimation of some people.

    The Thames G. E. Mitton

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