"Was your husband a swimmer?" he asked cautiously.
He loved riding and walking, was an expert swimmer and enjoyed a game at tennis.
With regard to its habits, all that need be said here is that while Amphioxus is an expert swimmer when occasion requires, yet it spends most of its time burrowing in the sand, in which, when at rest, it lies buried with head protruding and mouth wide agape.
It must tread with its wings and rise upon the air as a swimmer upon the water, or as a kite upon the wind.
I plunged into the oncoming billows, as a strong swimmer dives into breakers, and struck, alas, 'tis true, the bedpost!