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oary

[awr-ee, ohr-ee] /ˈɔr i, ˈoʊr i/
adjective, Archaic.
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Origin of oary
1660-1670
First recorded in 1660-70; oar + -y1
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  • Seek the mail-arm'd multitude, by force Detain them of thy soothing speech, ere yet All launch their oary barks into the flood.

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

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