Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A tax levied on oxen.
“Since that sad affair of the ox-money Caleb had loved Willy better than ever, though it would be hard to tell why; perhaps because the child had been so glad to see him come back again.”
“Yes, the ox-money is here," said Willy, patting the notes, which lay between the leaves.”
“They all thought Willy must have had a dream about Caleb and the ox-money, or he would never have gone and taken the singing-book out of the drawer; but from that day to this he has never been able to remember the dream.”
“You know very well you did, an' now I'd like to know where my ox-money is to come from. ”
“There, now, it isn't here," said he, after he had fumbled about for a while with his chubby fingers; "the book isn't here that had the ox-money in it.”
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