from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A yoke for oxen. See yoke.


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  • The feeling ran so high that at one time the end of a wagon-tongue was propped up with an ox-yoke by some of the emigrants with the intention of hanging Reed thereon, but calmer counsel prevailed.

    History of the Donner Party, a Tragedy of the Sierra

  • On the opposite side of the hearth, Zenas was crouched upon the floor, laboriously shaping an ox-yoke with a spoke-shave.

    Neville Trueman, the Pioneer Preacher : a tale of the war of 1812

  • Thar in that poked up mess o 'dirt, you see yon weeny chip of ox-yoke?

    The Atlantic Book of Modern Plays

  • As the statement about the slung-shot blow was made by a man who disputed the ox-yoke accident, and that the fatal hurts were received in the free fight at the camp-meeting, it was necessary that he should be explicit.

    The Lincoln Story Book

  • Also the pole was propped up with an ox-yoke so as to make the vehicle level to lie in.

    Marie An Episode in The Life of the late Allan Quatermain

  • Saddles and spinning-wheels, an ox-yoke and trace-chains, reels and wash-tubs, were incongruously pushed together in the corners.

    His "Day In Court" 1895

  • Tyler Sudley's face turned gray, despite his belligerent efficiencies, when his wife, hearing the clank of the ox-yoke as it was flung down in the shed outside, divined the home-coming of the ploughman and his team, and slipped out to the barn with her news.

    The Moonshiners At Hoho-Hebee Falls 1895

  • She winced to tell him what had happened, but she it was who, bracing her nerves, made the disclosure, for Sudley remained silent, the end of the ox-yoke in his trembling hands, his head bare to the moon and the dew, his face grown lined and old.

    The Moonshiners At Hoho-Hebee Falls 1895

  • The two negroes at the end of the vista beyond the shed-room, with the ox-yoke and plough-gear which they were mending between them, opened wide mouths and became immovable save for the whites of astonished rolling eyes.

    The Frontiersmen

  • One big buffalo bull became entangled in one of the heavy wagon-chains, and it is a fact that in his desperate efforts to free himself, he not only actually snapped the strong chain in two, but broke the ox-yoke to which it was attached, and the last seen of him he was running towards the hills with it hanging from his horns.

    The Life of Hon William F Cody


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