The canoe, its paddler bending low as he forced it into almost leaps, was scarce two lengths from the outlet.
Then he realized that Conan had called to the paddler in his own tongue.
Nearly every eye was on that canoe and its paddler, and barely a word spoken till we had navigated almost a mile of the bay.
The paddler on the Yukon, however, cannot become too absorbed in the beauties by the way.
One of them asked a question, and in reply a paddler held up a large bunch of fish.
It would have taken rapid motions, but the paddler had proved his expertness in that.
"It's Goff," said Van Dyck, when the paddler stepped out of the launch, and we made a rush for him.
The paddler said that he had had great difficulty in eluding the white men and their agents.
It was there in the bottom of the light vessels, in the drawn faces and attenuated bodies of the paddler crew of Shaunekuks.
I knew a landing-place, a little below the Residency, and thither I directed the paddler to take his kufa.
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.