Definitions

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  • n. Oxen; plural form of ox.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A dialectal form of oxen.

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Examples

  • “Ay, ay, Gaffer Tramp, take awa yealdon, take awa low — hang the witch, and there will be less scathe amang us; mine owsen hae been reckan this towmont.”

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • I will allow that ilk parochine, on an average, employs fifty pleughs, whilk is a great proportion in sic miserable soil as thae creatures hae to labour, and that there may be pasture enough for pleugh-horses, and owsen, and forty or fifty cows; now, to take care

    Rob Roy

  • And owsen frae the furrowed field return sae dowf and weary o,

    The Lea Rig

  • He has gowd in his coffers, he has owsen and kine,

    Song-Auld Rob Morris

  • He has gowd in his coffers, he has owsen and kine, [gold, oxen]

    Robert Burns How To Know Him

  • ` ` Ay, ay, Gaffer Tramp, take awa yealdon, take awa low --- hang the witch, and there will be less scathe amang us; mine owsen hae been reckan this towmont. ''

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • "Ay, ay, Gaffer Tramp, take awa yealdon, take awa low -- hang the witch, and there will be less scathe amang us; mine owsen hae been reckan this towmont."

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian, Complete

  • Auld Davie is ca'ing it e'en now, and ye may be goadsman for the first twa or three days, and tak tent ye dinna o'erdrive the owsen, and then ye will be fit to gang betweeu the stilts.

    Old Mortality, Complete

  • Auld Davie is ca’ing it e’en now, and ye may be goadsman for the first twa or three days, and tak tent ye dinna o’erdrive the owsen, and then ye will be fit to gang betweeu the stilts.

    Old Mortality

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