Sunday, January 11, 2009

Word of the Week (January 11-17): scuddling

Word of the Week: January 11 - 17


Definition according to the Dictionary of Newfoundland English:

scuddling vbl n Comb scuddling hole: hole at stern of boat through which oar is worked to steer or propel craft (Q 67-33); SCORE-HOLE, SCULLING HOLE. scuddling oar, scuddle ~ : scull; SCULLING OAR. 0 67-1 Scuddle oar—the oar used to steer the punt with. One person sits or stands in the stern of the punt and steers it with a scuddle oar. P 209-73 ~ an oar used to propel a punt through a hole in the stern.

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