Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • An obsolete spelling of yoke.

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  • noun Obsolete spelling of yoke.

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Examples

  • Henry returned about sun set. put the yoak on the Blak steer and Stag and fastened their Tails together Turned them on the Hill side.

    Ferry Hill Plantation journal : January 4, 1838-January 15, 1839,

  • Bear his milde yoak, they serve him best, his State

    On His Blindness

  • Yah may bend to th 'yoak, and ye will; I noan used to't, and an old man doesn't sooin get used to new barthens.

    Wuthering Heights

  • Yah may bend to th 'yoak an ye will -- I noan used to 't, and an old man doesn't sooin get used to new barthens.

    Wuthering Heights

  • I fondly ask; But patience to prevent That murmur, soon replies, God doth not need Either man's work or his own gifts, who best Bear his milde yoak, they serve him best, his State Is Kingly.

    Sonnets

  • You have to understand, that so soon as in these later times the yoak of the Italian

    Machiavelli, Volume I

  • Bear his milde yoak, they serve him best, his State

    BabyBlueOnline

  • Yah may bend to th’ yoak, and ye will — I noan used to

    Wuthering Heights

  • 975: Us'd to the yoak, draw'st his triumphant wheels

    Paradise Lost (1667)

  • Amongst other uses which it serves for, as mill-cogs, &c. (for which it excels either yew or crab) yoak-timber (whence of old, and for that it was as well flexible as tough, ’twas call’d ζυγία) heads of beetles, stocks and handles of tools: It is likewise for the turners use excellent; good fire-wood, where it burns like a candle, and was of old so employ’d;

    Sylva, Vol. 1 (of 2) Or A Discourse of Forest Trees

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