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paddle

(păd′l)
n.
1. Medicine A flat electrode that is part of a defibrillator and is put on a patient's chest to deliver an electric shock to the heart.
2. A flipper or flattened appendage of certain animals.
v. pad·dled, pad·dling, pad·dles

pad′dler n.
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Tis a canoe of good birchen bark, and paddled by fierce and crafty Mingoes.
With a quick catch and lift, he passed Michael up and into unseen hands outstretched from the iron wall of the ship, and paddled ahead to an open cargo port.
Daytimes we paddled all over the island in the canoe, It was mighty cool and shady in the deep woods, even if the sun was blazing outside.
We paddled out and got aboard -- clumb in at an upstairs window.
I paddled over to the Illinois shore, and drifted down most a half a mile doing it.
Then two of them entered a canoe that several dragged from its hiding-place in the jungle and paddled swiftly toward us.
The two who now paddled out received us into their canoe with dignified courtesy.
One day, after we had been paddling about for some time, I disembarked Kory-Kory, and paddled the canoe to the windward side of the lake.
We paddled five fathoms while his black boys were rowing one fathom.
But when we were alongside, many canoes of us, the men on board began to shoot us with rifles, and as we paddled away I saw the mate who had gone to sea in the little boat spring upon the rail and dance and yell, Yah
We who were not killed got away in canoes and paddled out into the lagoon.
After that we paddled away in our canoes and sought water.