from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A team of oxen.


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  • John Bellew came of the old hard and hardy stock that had crossed the plains by ox-team in the fifties, and in him was this same hardness and the hardness of a childhood spent in the conquering of a new land.


  • I walked across the Plains with an ox-team and fit Injuns in '51, and I was a family man then with seven youngsters.

    Chapter VIII

  • I walked across the Plains with an ox-team and fit

    Chapter XXII

  • His father drove an ox-team across the Plains to Oregon.


  • Kit's uncle John Bellew, who came west in an ox-team in the 1850s, is taking his sons north and so Kit quits The Billow to go along.

    “I am only a wild girl, and I am afraid of the world....”

  • I walked for nearly an hour, heated and hungry, when to my joy I saw the ox-team halted across the top of a gorge, and one of the teamsters leading the horse towards me.

    A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains

  • Along the routes of the ox-team freighters, small settlements were established at natural stopping places—water supply and pasturage.


  • But I am sure those ladies could have been of noble descent only in the farthest possible remove, and I do not suppose their cows were even remotely related to the haughty ox-team which blocked the way in front of the palaces and obliged xis to dismount while our carriage was lifted round the cart.

    Familiar Spanish Travels

  • Our driver was coldly disgusted, but the driver of the ox-team preserved a calm as perfect as if he had been an hidalgo interested by the incident before his gate.

    Familiar Spanish Travels

  • And we have a strong ox-team, and the field has length enough to get a team of six into the yoke.

    The Potter's Field


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