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  • v. Present participle of unyoke.


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  • But when the third part of the day was still left as it wanes from dawn, and wearied labourers call for the sweet hour of unyoking to come to them straightway, then the fallow was ploughed by the tireless ploughman, four plough-gates though it was; and he loosed the plough from the oxen.

    The Argonautica

  • The soldiers, enraged at the desertion of the Macedonians, vented their rage on all their yokes of oxen which they found on the road, and on any baggage which had tumbled off (as might easily happen in the panic of a night retreat), by unyoking and cutting down the cattle and taking the baggage for themselves.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • Then six carts came into view, pulled by teams of oxen, the Drenai watched as men milled around the carts, unyoking the beasts.


  • And the king soon gave him the horse on the left front of his car, unyoking the animal.

    The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1 Books 1, 2 and 3

  • It was at this point, when unyoking our oxen at evening that a large band sneaked over the bluffs for the purpose, as we supposed, of stampeding our cattle.

    Dangers of the Trail in 1865 A Narrative of Actual Events

  • It was now too late to turn back; so, unyoking the oxen, they proceeded to lower the wagons down into the valley by hand, using chains and ropes.

    Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania

  • Falls of the shafts when unyoking animals from a heavy cart, blows or wounds from the stable fork, wounds resulting from the foot becoming fixed in a gate or a fence, either may equally well set up the mischief.

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot

  • The Professor, himself, drove the team to the Cataract, and after unyoking them, followed the course of the river down to its mouth, to await the coming of the boys.

    The Wonder Island Boys: Exploring the Island

  • After unhitching them from the wagon and unyoking the animals, so they could feed in the meantime, the oil lamps were taken out and carefully examined.

    The Wonder Island Boys: Exploring the Island

  • The man, a gaunt and grizzled creature, with long hair and ragged beard, was unyoking his oxen, while the woman bent over the fire which crackled beneath her hands.

    The Emigrant Trail


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