from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A crude vehicle, with solid plank wheels, drawn by bullocks: used in South Africa.


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  • On one point both he and Paddy agreed, that the journey should be made in a bullock-wagon by the ladies, and that the gentlemen should ride on horseback.

    In Search of the Castaways

  • This is one of the principal lines of road in Brazil; yet it was in so bad a state that no wheel vehicle, excepting the clumsy bullock-wagon, could pass along.

    Journal of researches into the geology and natural history of the various countries visited by H.M.S. Beagle

  • In a corner was a bullock-wagon, and a pair of big black-and-white oxen standing with heads pressed down, waiting.

    The Plumed Serpent

  • Outside, the sound of the bullock-wagon could be heard, and from the lake, the faint knocking of oars.

    The Plumed Serpent

  • By day an occasional spindly buggy might amble along their vast width, or a solitary bullock-wagon take its tortoise way; but after dark, feebly lit by ill-trimmed lamps set at enormous distances one from another, they turned into mere desolate, wind-swept spaces.

    Ultima Thule

  • Both horse and driver seemed to be equally affected with terror, but since the carriage was going towards the city Smith was perfectly well satisfied, and did not turn a hair even when it narrowly escaped a collision with a bullock-wagon.

    Round the World in Seven Days

  • A passing bullock-wagon had given her a lift, and the somewhat anxious rescue party, setting out from Billabong, had met its youthful mistress, bruised from much bumping, but otherwise cheerful, progressing in slow majesty towards its gates.

    Back to Billabong

  • Adrianople, a bullock-wagon carrying my baggage, an interpreter trundling my bicycle, I riding a small pony.


  • Sofia, a ten days 'journey, by bullock-wagon and railway, to give them time to mature.


  • "Oh dear!" groaned poor Wilkins, one night as he lay between the major and Tom Brown on the wet grass under the shelter of a bullock-wagon covered with a wet blanket; "how I wish that the first mosquito had never been born!"

    Hunting the Lions


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