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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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  • I'm only bothered for fear there won't be enough river left for that boat race to be pulled off.

    Fred Fenton on the Crew Allen Chapman
  • It had come with his roses and it asked her to go with him to the boat race.

    Tutors' Lane Wilmarth Lewis
  • He was willing to throw himself away—as far as this boat–race was concerned—all for the sake of the Scarlet Grays feelings!

    Fighting the Sea Edward A. Rand
  • Its the man who takes me every year to the Yale-Harvard boat race.

  • Expecting quite a chase, they ran forward, as persons along shore follow a boat race, so as not to lose a phase of the struggle.

    Footprints in the Forest Edward Sylvester Ellis
  • 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
  • It is awfully nice of you to ask me to the boat race and I accept with pleasure.

    Tutors' Lane Wilmarth Lewis
  • The reader will be interested in the description of a boat race which is exquisitely done.

    The Arena Various
  • And what a bold ready transition from bear tender to captain in the boat race!

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

    The Half-Back Ralph Henry Barbour

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