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 Oar.O’asis. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Oars.
 
To rest on one’s oars. To take an interval of rest after hard work. A boating phrase.   1
   To toss the oars. To raise them vertically, resting on the handles. It is a form of salute.   2
 


 Oar.O’asis. 

 
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