oary

[ awr-ee, ohr-ee ]
/ ˈɔr i, ˈoʊr i /

adjective Archaic.

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Origin of oary

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

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

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