The oar, as though pulled by the water, slipped out of the oarlock and floated away entirely unconcerned.
Had he heard something, the low groan of an oarlock, the mumble of a voice?
He got up and slapped the oar back into the oarlock and we both rowed hard.
"We were out on the river and broke an oarlock, Mr. Haskers," replied Dave.
A faint knock of oarlock was the only sound that disturbed the grave-like stillness.
"Let us row down to Ike Rasmer's boathouse and see if he will sell us an oarlock," suggested Roger.
"The three of you may remain here and each write the word 'oarlock' two hundred times," said the second assistant.
But in order to row there must be something against which the oar may rest; so the oarlock (Fig. 4) was invented.
All of a sudden Swatty's left oar came out of the oarlock and he nearly fell backwards into the bottom of the boat.