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  • n. Plural form of oxter.


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  • Arms hooked him by the oxters and under his knees.

    Earl of Durkness

  • In a rush of happiness, she picked up her little girl under the oxters, swinging her around and around.

    A Small Death in the Great Glen

  • They are in Calman, up to their oxters even higher.

    Cameron's folly

  • I had spotted them in the distance five minutes back, their top hats and big buttons, and ever since I had been looking for a way off the road, one that didn't involve me running across a field and getting mucked up to the oxters.

    Excerpt: The Observations by Jane Harris

  • They are up to their oxters in with the labour party.

    I'm going to Hell anyway....

  • His lips were dry, but the rest of him was heavily bedewed; he could feel sweat pooling in the creases of his neck, soaking the cambric of his shirt beneath his oxters.

    A Breath of Snow and Ashes

  • For he's up to his oxters in the Green Fields of France

    No Man's Land (3)

  • He had heard stories of snowfalls that lay six feet deep, valleys where a man might sink to his oxters, and ice that froze so thick on the creeks that a bear could walk across.

    Drums of Autumn

  • "Belike we'll be up to oor oxters in snaw, the morn, Wattie," chirrupped one damsel, in the bicker of rustic wit and empty laughter that flew around.

    Stories of the Border Marches

  • "What is her complaint?" said I. "It iss the growing-pains, in her old legs, and in the top of her oxters -- wild, bad, ay, terrible bad."

    The McBrides A Romance of Arran


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