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oary

[awr-ee, ohr-ee]
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adjective Archaic.
  1. oarlike.

Origin of oary

First recorded in 1660–70; oar + -y1
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Examples from the Web for oary

Historical Examples

  • Seek the mail-arm'd multitude, by force Detain them of thy soothing speech, ere yet All launch their oary barks into the flood.

    The Iliad of Homer

    Homer

  • Rush into the throng; by force210 Detain them of thy soothing speech, ere yet All launch their oary barks into the flood.