Indeed, women have been known to paddle down the Amazon to sell products in remote communities.
Others plan where to paddle into the surf off Black's Beach to catch a wave when the big breakers start rolling in.
There are no brick-and-mortar churches where adherents gather to pray and paddle.
His paddle had “FAH-Q” painted on one side, and “O.B./Badass” painted on the other.
But his presence was signaled only by the sound of his paddle slicing through the water and his occasional dry apercu.
Steadily the paddle swung all the long morning, but without awakening any rhythmic song in his heart.
The constant use of that paddle in the water, for fifteen days, did not efface the color.
The goods are coloured through in paddle, like basils, and are then degreased by hydraulic pressure.
The canoe of the Frenchmen was heavily laden with articles for trade, and there were but three to paddle.
My paddle broke under the strain; and, when this log came whirling down on our boat, Bob alone could not get it out of the way.
c.1400, padell "small spade," from Medieval Latin padela, of uncertain origin, perhaps from Latin patella "small pan, little dish, plate," diminutive of patina (see pan (n.)).
Meaning "short oar with a wide blade" is from 1620s. As an instrument used for beating clothes (and slaves, and schoolboys), it is recorded from 1828, American English. Paddle-ball attested from 1935.
"to dabble, wade in water," 1520s, probably cognate with Low German paddeln "tramp about," frequentative of padjen "to tramp, to run in short steps," from pad (v.). Related: Paddled; paddling. Meaning "to move in water by means of paddles" is a different word (see paddle (v.3)).
"to beat with a paddle, spank," 1856, from paddle (n.). Related: Paddled; paddling.
"to move in water by means of paddles," 1670s, from paddle (n.). To paddle one's (own) canoe "do for oneself" is from 1828.