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thwart

Nautical a seat lying across a boat and occupied by an oarsman
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I lay across one of the thwarts for I know not how long, thinking that if I had the strength I would drink sea-water and madden myself to die quickly.
If he overheard our plans to rescue Dejah Thoris, it will mean civil war, for he will attempt to thwart us, and in that I will not be thwarted.
I had managed to bail all the water out of the boat with cupped hands, ending by mopping the balance up with my handkerchief--a slow and back-breaking procedure; thus I had made a comparatively dry place for the girl to lie down low in the bottom of the boat, where the sides would protect her from the night wind, and when at last she did so, almost overcome as she was by weakness and fatigue, I threw my wet coat over her further to thwart the chill.
Nobbler came and lay down on the thwart beside me, his back against my leg, and I sat staring in dumb misery at the girl, knowing in my heart of hearts that she might die before morning came, for what with the shock and exposure, she had already gone through enough to kill almost any woman.
Usanga had been continually interrupting their brief conversation in an attempt to compel the girl to translate it to him, for he feared that they were concocting some plan to thwart him, and to quiet and appease him, she told him that the Englishman was merely bidding her farewell and wishing her good luck.
The other members of the party were asleep upon the thwarts or huddled in cramped positions in the bottom of the boat.
He laid himself down under the thwarts and waited, panting.
Al-Harbi also stressed that the Border Guards will continue to thwart all attempts to smuggle drugs and are determined to protect the Kingdom's borders from anything that threatens its security, stability, and capabilities.
In a press statement, Abu Rudeineh said the announcement ae1/4oeconstitutes a serious escalation and is an attempt to thwart the efforts of the US administration and US President Donald Trump.
SRI Lanka are on course to beat South Africa with one day to play in the second Test in Colombo - but bad weather could thwart their bid for victory.
To thwart attempts of time theft, the Makati City hall has adopted the use of the Automated Biometrics Timekeeping System in monitoring the daily attendance of employees.
Sandhu said that BSF will take prescient steps to thwart infiltration attempts.