- There were peas, and beans, and rows of young turnips, and carrots, and parsnips, all bordered by long straight rows of wheat.
- Tobias grinned again, exposing two rows of straight white teeth.
- Family photos cover one of the walls, straight rows of memories that seem to blend into one another.
- Devon, Joannah, and Layla found a seat in the row before the last of the full theatre.
- Within a week of the wedding, he was back at the theater, ensconced in his customary aisle seat in the third row.
- Not one to miss the opportunity, he grabbed honours by occupying a seat in the first row.
- Ever since the blast rocked four houses in the middle of a terraced row in Cecilia Street, Great Lever, two years ago, piles of rubble have remained to mark the spot.
- Yesterday was the last day of the holidays for children in homes along the busy row on the Collie Road, minutes from Clonmel town.
- Amazingly, the garden has grown to be more than 60 ft-long and has crept around the side of the terraced row.
- I had lines and lines of code defining table cells and rows.
- The first two rows of Table 1 present descriptive information on this first set of indexes for the population.
- The entries in the rows of Tables III and IV include all reported instruments that were used by multiple schools.
- Instead of starting with 38 stitches for the cuffs, I cast on 46 and increased 2 stitches every 6 rows.
- Dawn was stitching the last row when Tobit barged in, followed by Will.
- To quilt the sashing and borders, set the machine for a serpentine stitch and stitch parallel rows down the strips.
Old English rāw, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch rij and German Reihe.
a hard (or tough) row to hoe
- A difficult task.More example sentences
- I'm beginning to get the feeling that if we had control freak parents we have a tough row to hoe when relating to others and particularly our own children.
- With a kid, there are always so many little GI Joe army boots and stray Lego pieces and art projects lying around, it's a tough row to hoe to keep things tidy.
- When my older brother went off to college and had to manage without her cooking, it was a tough row to hoe for him.
in a row
- Forming a line: four chairs were set in a rowMore example sentences
- More than 20 panels are hung in a row around the gallery like segments of a long comic strip.
- The only people living in a row of abandoned houses marked for redevelopment have told of their living nightmare.
- Set them up in a row with about a body width between.
- informal In succession: we get six days off in a rowMore example sentences
consecutively, in succession; running, straight
- Murphy has contested the last six tournaments in a row and has no intention of stopping now.
- If they work six days in a row, they are also legally entitled to a weekly rest period of 45 hours.
- The team won the game on Tuesday, which made that their seventh straight win in a row.
- A girl rows a raft made from banana-tree shoots in the flooded Samata, 35 km east of Guwahati, on Thursday.
- The Turkish galleys were rowed by slaves: some of the Christian ships were rowed by volunteers.
- The ferryman dies and Siddhartha is left to row the ferry himself.
- They got into the boat and started rowing away from the beach.
- They dropped down row boats and began to row ashore.
- He lashes his fishing line inside his little boat and begins to row to shore.
- Back then, muscly oarsmen would row paying passengers across Southampton Water, a journey well capable of taking an hour or more.
- He was a fit man, apart from fairly well controlled hypertension, who had been rowing competitively until his 70th birthday, and he rarely visited his general practitioner.
- He will be rowing with Matthew Pinsent in the coxless pairs.
- He was also involved in rowing for many years and had few equals in that sport especially when he rowed in the Bluebird in the late sixties and early seventies.
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- The two friends had gone for a light row and were turning the double scull boat opposite the boat slip at the Rowing Club when Kieran became suddenly ill.
- In the women's senior coxed fours, the girls from the school gave a good account of themselves with a well-drilled row to beat Whitby Friendship Rowing Club easily.
- I got up at 6 and went for a row.
Old English rōwan, of Germanic origin; related to rudder; from an Indo-European root shared by Latin remus 'oar', Greek eretmon 'oar'.
- Reverse an earlier decision or previously held opinion; backtrack: he rowed back on his comments the following day if the government attempts to row back from its commitments, disaster will resultMore example sentences
- Yesterday he seemed to be rowing back from his previous night's attacks on capitalist greed.
- There can be no rowing back on that commitment.
- The company has now completed the U-turn in its strategy which has seen it rowing back from its grand plans to become a multinational multi-utility.
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- In addition, the lack of varsity status limits the team in the purchase of new boats and other needed equipment, and also curtails their ability to recruit high-school rowers.
- While many of the experienced rowers have already competed in a 18-mile race in Duluth, Saturday's regatta will be the first for the team's novices.
- The Appalachian Trail runs right through the middle of town, and on the west end, the wide and lazy Connecticut River is perfect for kayakers, rowers, and swimmers.
- Neighbours said the couple occasionally had noisy rows and sometimes appeared aloof, but they were otherwise unremarkable.
- One neighbour, a teenager who did not want to be named, told how she had heard a noisy row.
- Late-night rows throughout the festivities threatened to engulf innocent bystanders and shocked tourists.
- There have been and continue to be serious tensions and bitter rows - but all concerned have dealt with these in a very adult and professional way.
- By the weekend, however, as unheard cases were adjourned in the District Court, there was the beginning of a nervousness that the row could become serious.
- Any plans to fast-track incineration projects are likely to cause a serious row in the cabinet.
- Then, from the other end of house, she said she heard ‘an awful row, shouting and raised voices, a real commotion’.
- I would describe the sound as a horrible row, but as I'm in the band I would like to think it is hard punk!
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- The girl had been drinking wine and a cocktail that night and she was escorted from the bar by staff after rowing with a former boyfriend and pushing a waitress.
- Heather, at the wedding with her boyfriend, has rowed with her cousin Lorna, who turns her nose up at everything about Kilronan.
- You do have your differences in a band, there is no denying that, but we would never row or argue about things.
mid 18th century: of unknown origin.
make (or kick up) a row
- Make a noise or commotion.More example sentences
- Later we were most of us very drunk and we went together to the Haymarket Theatre where we kicked up a row.
- The motor made such a row that it became incredibly embarrassing.
- Make a vigorous protest.More example sentences
- An encore of a singer being refused, the audience made a row, refused to hear the singers still on the programme, and just went away.
- Well, I made such a row that the hotel manager did find me a quiet, air conditioned, back-of-the-hotel, fourth floor room for the last two nights of the conference.