oxen


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oxen

adult castrated male of any breed of Bos spp.
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Loose the oxen from the trek-tows and drive them in between the wagons; they will give them some shelter.
The wagons were outspanned side by side with a space between them, and into this space the mob of thirty-six oxen was driven and there secured by reims tied crosswise from the front and hind wheels of the wagons.
If the snow goes on I shall lose my oxen," he said to himself; "they can never bear this cold.
Then is the time to feed up your horned oxen in the byre; for it is easy to say: `Give me a yoke of oxen and a waggon,' and it is easy to refuse: `I have work for my oxen.
465-478) Pray to Zeus of the Earth and to pure Demeter to make Demeter's holy grain sound and heavy, when first you begin ploughing, when you hold in your hand the end of the plough-tail and bring down your stick on the backs of the oxen as they draw on the pole-bar by the yoke-straps.
Sixteen oxen is the usual number for a team, but I took four extra to allow for casualties.
The King at last allowed himself, though rather unwillingly, to be won over by Red's persistency, and one day asked Ring to go and kill the oxen that were in the wood for him, and bring their horns and hides to him in the evening.
As soon as Ring came in sight of the oxen they came bellowing to meet him; one of them was tremendously big, the other rather less.
The language itself was so unusual to oxen, with which all who dwell in a new country are familiar; but there was something in the voice, also, that startled Miss Temple On turning the corner, she necessarily approached the man, and her look was enabled to detect the person of Oliver Edwards, concealed under the coarse garb of a teamster.
The time has come now,” said the hunter, listening; “I hear the horns of the oxen rubbing agin’ the side of the jail.
The horses and oxen would not go into the barn until he was frozen so hard that there was no longer any smell of blood.
She remembered her mother's tale of how the promised land looked to them as their battered wagons and weary oxen dropped down through the early winter snows of the Sierras to the vast and flowering sun-land of California: In fancy, herself a child of nine, she looked down from the snowy heights as her mother must have looked down.