from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A narrow strip of prepared ox-hide, used in Cape Colony for horse-halters, and, when twisted, for ropes, traces, etc.
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After that none of the servants would pass near these two graves later than sundown, and Bough welted the Barala boy with an ox-reim for scaring silly jades of women with lying tales.
Bough took an ox-reim then, that was coiled behind his saddle, and bound her hands.
Never a fib since last I gave him the ox-reim end to taste.