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  • noun A female steersman.


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  • By the fourth set, I was grimly hanging on, focused purely on one stroke at a time, when our steerswoman suddenly called out:

    Too Bad I Don't Have Photos kateelliott 2008

  • Trees lay nearly across the stream, leaving barely the width of the boat to spare, and others under which the boat had to be driven between flexible branches, while the steerswoman crouched low down in the craft.

    Dick in the Everglades A. W. Dimock

  • Coming down the little pathway gained by the creaking garden gate, we shot out from among the drooping willows, the steerswoman turning her face up-stream where, in a southerly direction, the ranges were cut in

    Some Everyday Folk and Dawn Miles Franklin 1916

  • The breeze being dead on-shore, the little boat heeled towards us, her mainsail hiding the steerswoman.

    Old Fires and Profitable Ghosts Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch 1903

  • A barge came by, and the steerswoman, with a pipe in her mouth, saw something roll over and come up under the rudder: the length of the barge having passed over it.

    The Life of the Fields Richard Jefferies 1867

  • Although not an Eskimo oomiak, the little craft, which was made of wood, and resembled a punt, was propelled by oomiak paddles, so that Madame Okiok, who was appointed steerswoman, felt herself quite at home when seated in her place.

    Red Rooney The Last of the Crew 1859


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