oxen


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oxen

adult castrated male of any breed of Bos spp.
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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.
The oxen had gone, and their spoor was obliterated by the fresh-fallen flakes.
Laertes had bought her with his own money when she was quite young; he gave the worth of twenty oxen for her, and shewed as much respect to her in his household as he did to his own wedded wife, but he did not take her to his bed for he feared his wife's resentment.
For the winner there was a great tripod ready for setting upon the fire, and the Achaeans valued it among themselves at twelve oxen.
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.
Then he yoked his oxen, and drew the turnip to the court, and gave it to the king.
Sixteen oxen is the usual number for a team, but I took four extra to allow for casualties.
Hew also many bent timbers, and bring home a plough-tree when you have found it, and look out on the mountain or in the field for one of holm-oak; for this is the strongest for oxen to plough with when one of Athena's handmen has fixed in the share-beam and fastened it to the pole with dowels.
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.
She saw the savage old worried father discover the added burden of the several pounds to the dying oxen.