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Ruder {n}Neutrum (das) [naut.] (Vortriebsmittel für Ruderboot oder Ruderschiff) oar
Riemen {m}Maskulinum (der) [naut.] (Ruder [Vortriebsmittel für Ruderboot oder Ruderschiff]) oar
Ruderriemen {m}Maskulinum (der) [naut.] (Vortriebsmittel für Ruderboot oder Ruderschiff) oar
Ruderer {m}Maskulinum (der) [naut.] oar
Ruderin {f}Femininum (die) [naut.] oar
Ruderholm {m}Maskulinum (der) oar shaft


I hired men to row and took an oar myself, for I had always experienced relief from mental torment in bodily exercise.
The other oar was smashed off, and the raft was littered up with leaves and branches and dirt.
As for Fedallah, who was seen pulling the harpooneer oar, he had thrown aside his black jacket, and displayed his naked chest with the whole part of his body above the gunwale, clearly cut against the alternating depressions of the watery horizon; while at the other end of the boat Ahab, with one arm, like a fencer’s, thrown half backward into the air, as if to counterbalance any tendency to trip; Ahab was seen steadily managing his steering oar as in a thousand boat lowerings ere the White Whale had torn him.
“I can’t see three seas off; tip us up an oar there, and let me on to that.”
The ship had given us up, but was still cruising, if haply it might light upon some token of our perishing,—an oar or a lance pole.
Nor is this any very easy matter; for in his rear is the immense projecting steering oar hitting him now and then in the small of his back, the after-oar reciprocating by rapping his knees in front.
The sudden exclamations of the crew must have alarmed the whale; and ere the boats were down, majestically turning, he swam away to the leeward, but with such a steady tranquillity, and making so few ripples as he swam, that thinking after all he might not as yet be alarmed, Ahab gave orders that not an oar should be used, and no man must speak but in whispers.
Thus they rushed; each man with might and main clinging to his seat, to prevent being tossed to the foam; and the tall form of Tashtego at the steering oar crouching almost double, in order to bring down his centre of gravity.
But however prolonged and exhausting the chase, the harpooneer is expected to pull his oar meanwhile to the uttermost; indeed, he is expected to set an example of superhuman activity to the rest, not only by incredible rowing, but by repeated loud and intrepid exclamations; and what it is to keep shouting at the top of one’s compass, while all the other muscles are strained and half started—what that is none know but those who have tried it.
Pulling an oar in the Jeroboam’s boat, was a man of a singular appearance, even in that wild whaling life where individual notabilities make up all totalities.

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