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paddle in Water topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpaddlepad‧dle1 /ˈpædl/ ●○○ noun  1 canoeing.jpg TTW[countable] a short pole that is wide and flat at the end, used for moving a small boat in wateroar2 [singular]DSSDLO British English when you walk for pleasure without shoes or socks in water that is not very deep If it’s not too cold, we can go for a paddle.3 [countable] American EnglishDSO a small round flat bat with a short handle, used for hitting the ball in table tennis a ping-pong paddle4 DFU[countable] a tool like a flat spoon, used for mixing food dog paddle
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paddleThirty years ago, controlling a student might have meant reaching for a paddle or ejecting a wild child from the classroom.Sadly, the one on page 17 shows how not to hold a paddle without making any such comment.Many canoeists will have a style which is influenced by past use of old paddle strokes.Folks on the right side control the right paddle.He routinely had us grabbing our ankles to receive his stinging paddle across our butts.Compare this map with the forward sweep paddle stroke that we teach in the Star tests.Anyway today we had the scene where Matt had to hit me with the paddle sort of semi-accidentally.