from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A pole to be carried on the shoulders of two persons to support a burden slung between them.
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Imaginechina/Zumpapress.com A contestant competed in a shoulder-pole event in Qingyang city, China's Gansu province, Monday.
These he incarcerated in fairy cages of plaited straw, threaded the cages into great hornets 'nests that dangled from the two ends of his creaking shoulder-pole, and started toward the city in a perfect storm of insect music.
But as I studied the patience and physical vitality of my three men, laughing and joking with the light-heartedness of children, with nearly seventy catties dangling from their shoulder-pole, without a word of murmuring, I felt a little ashamed of myself that I, whose duty it was merely to _walk_, should have made such
Then, trying to lift it by the silver-shod shoulder-pole, I laughed.
“He stood on the fireplace, and stretched his hand with the jug, and the water and ashes in it beyond the fireplace, and also the shoulder-pole, which he placed over the fireplace, and on it were two earthen vessels, one on either side?”
“He fills first for himself and binds it on the shoulder-pole; and afterward he fills that for purification.”