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  • This term is still somewhat in use, at least among Boy Scouts, specifically the rowing merit badge.

    February 29, 2008

  • See another usage note on rowlock.

    February 29, 2008

  • "...the boats pulled fast across the water, with never a sound but the creak of thwarts and thole-pins and the gurgle of oars."

    --Patrick O'Brian, The Letter of Marque, 104

    February 29, 2008