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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.
References in classic literature ?
No, no," continued the scout, looking back at the dim shore of William Henry, which was now fast receding, and laughing in his own silent but heartfelt manner; "I have put a trail of water atween us; and unless the imps can make friends with the fishes, and hear who has paddled across their basin this fine morning, we shall throw the length of the Horican behind us before they have made up their minds which path to take."
"'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.
Then two of them entered a canoe that several dragged from its hiding-place in the jungle and paddled swiftly toward us.
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.
"Our king and headmen held council, and I was one in the canoe that paddled all afternoon and all night across the lagoon, bringing word to the people of Pauloo that in the morning we would attack the fishing camps at the one time and that it was for them to take the schooner.
Alone in his canoe, he paddled off to a distant strait, which he knew the ship must pass through when she quitted the island.