Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as yoke, 1.

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Examples

  • He flung the neck-yoke over against the body of the dead horse, and stepped back to free himself from the dangling lines.

    The Wind Before the Dawn

  • It happened that preparations were being made at Rome for a repetition of the [91] great games; the cause of repeating them was this: on the morning of the games, the show not yet being commenced, a master of a family, after flogging his slave loaded with a neck-yoke, had driven him through the middle of the circus; after this the games were commenced, as if that circumstance bore no relation to religion.

    The History of Rome, Books 01 to 08

  • I pictured to myself the dreadful scene that once had passed, down there below us, where now was only the calm serenity of ancient death: the great crowd collected to witness the sacrifice, and then the sudden coming of the waters -- possibly so quickly that the victim, held down by the neck-yoke upon the sacrificial stone, was drowned ere there was time to slay him.

    The Aztec Treasure-House

  • As we drew near to the altar we found that in front of it was a sacrificial stone, still darkly stained where blood had flowed upon it; and beneath the stone neck-yoke, still resting there, was a withered remnant of human vertebræ.

    The Aztec Treasure-House

  • This done he crept to their heads and slipped the end of the tongue out of the neck-yoke ring.

    The Luck of the Mounted A Tale of the Royal Northwest Mounted Police

  • He had one of his fits of temper in town one day, when he was hitching up to come home, and Leonard Dawson saw him beat one of our horses with the neck-yoke.

    VII. Book One: On Lovely Creek

  • We gathered the sap by hand in those days, two pails and a neck-yoke.

    Our Friend John Burroughs

  • "Do you mean to say you never heard of a neck-yoke?"

    The Tale of Jolly Robin

  • One of the neighbour's boys came over to borrow a neck-yoke.

    The Second Chance

  • The steady jog of the horses kept the neck-yoke rattling in the harness with a sound that was almost musical.

    The Watchers of the Plains A Tale of the Western Prairies

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