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/ A contestant competed in a shoulder-pole event in Qingyang city, China's Gansu province, Monday.

    Asia in Pictures

  • 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.

    The Dragon Painter

  • 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

    Across China on Foot

  • Then, trying to lift it by the silver-shod shoulder-pole, I laughed.

    Soldier Stories

  • “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?”

    Hebrew Literature

  • “He fills first for himself and binds it on the shoulder-pole; and afterward he fills that for purification.”

    Hebrew Literature


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