from The Century Dictionary.

  • Animals used in drawing loads.


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  • This amazing procession roused my interest as soon as it began to pass; filling, clogging, blocking the highway and continuing without intermission day after day, ceasing its movement, indeed, each night, but making the roadside almost a continuous camp of teamsters and caretakers, barely half of them sleeping, the moiety busy about their draft-cattle or the cages of their charges.

    Andivius Hedulio Adventures of a Roman Nobleman in the Days of the Empire

  • For I heard a few days later that the enemy had not been able to pursue the laager as their draft-cattle and horses were so completely exhausted, that they had fallen down dead in heaps.

    Three Years' War

  • The peasant and his draft-cattle were ordered away from home, perhaps just at the time of harvest.

    The Eve of the French Revolution

  • We know more of the country and shall avoid the sources of endemial disease; our steam provides for the rapid transport of troops and stores; and draft-cattle will be supplied from our own districts on the coast.

    A Journey through the Kingdom of Oude, Volumes I & II

  • a blind; but we'll get that bullion, too, if it is not in the chests, but hidden in the wagons in the guise of dusty packets of provender for the draft-cattle or of meat for the caged beasts.

    Andivius Hedulio Adventures of a Roman Nobleman in the Days of the Empire


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