Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of yoke.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. plural In mining surveys, the stakes or monuments on the surface of the ground which when connected together by lines give the boundaries of the claim.
  • n. The act of putting a yoke on; the act of joining or coupling.
  • n. As much work as is done by draft-animals at one time; hence, generally, as much work as is done at a stretch.

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Examples

  • Before the war the carrier was that encircling statesman ** on the English throne who employed his short reign in yoking to his chariot one European and non-European nation after another, giving them the hypnotic suggestion that they were threatened by some evil by Germany-the fatherland of his own father, be it said incidentally.

    The Prussian Mind

  • The sausage rolls would all have been scoffed by now, but it had been worth it, as it looked like he now had the answers to two of his inherited problems: namely yoking Fotheringham's loyalty and erasing Selby's big mistake.

    Be My Enemy

  • For months, nay, years, the high-spirited Lady Adelina has resisted the idea of yoking herself with

    Ambrotox and Limping Dick

  • Authorities said they feared that the polygamist families, once reunited, would flee out of state and resume practices that officials consider abusive, such as yoking young girls to older men in marriage.

    Polygamists Gain Custody of Children

  • The Indians, I say, ride out to get the gold in the manner and with the kind of yoking which I have described, making calculations so that they may be engaged in carrying it off at the time when the greatest heat prevails; for the heat causes the ants to disappear underground.

    The History of Herodotus

  • The Indians, I say, ride out to get the gold in the manner and with the kind of yoking which

    The history of Herodotus — Volume 1

  • Yoga, which means "yoking" or union in Sanskrit, is an integrated discipline.

    The Jakarta Post Breaking News

  • "We have a long day's journey before us," observed Mr Fraser one morning as we were inspanning, as the colonists call yoking, the oxen to the waggon; "and I wish I was sure that we should find water at the end of it.

    In the Wilds of Africa

  • Indo-Europeanists have conjectured with compelling reason that because speakers of PIE had words for the domestication of animals, and for yoking and driving them to work the land, they were agriculturalists.

    The English Is Coming!

  • Australian-born and US-based, Griffith explores the parallels and tensions inherent in this yoking of architecture and photography; his work is formed by professional rigor yet inflected toward art, hypertechnological in subject and approach, yet suggestive of an already fading moment.

    Boing Boing

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