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ox

(oks) [Fr. ox(idize)]
In toxicology, an abbreviation for an oxidizing agent. The abbreviation is used to label containers that hold potentially hazardous substances such as bleaches and cleansers.
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The oxen had gone, and their spoor was obliterated by the fresh-fallen flakes.
"Or till we freeze, you whose mothers were fools!" said the White Man, who was in the worst of tempers, for had he not lost four hundred pounds' worth of oxen?
You seek to know where your oxen have run for shelter from the cold!
There, in the kloof, you shall find your oxen --yes, five days' journey from here you will find them all.
And here it may be stated that on the eleventh day of his sojourn at the kraal of Zweete, those whom he sent returned with the oxen, except the three only.
The steward was seated on the hay, and enjoined to hold his peace and apply the goad that was placed in his hand, while the oxen were urged on.
The oxen were in brisk motion, and presently the cries of pursuit were heard in the street.
While this scene was passing in the walk, Kirby had overtaken the cart, which was his own, and had been driven by Edwards, without asking the owner, from the place where the patient oxen usually stood at evening, waiting the pleasure of their master.
Sometimes, the merchants carried it on their backs but most used oxen and ponies (the Korean pony was notorious for its foul temper and tendency to attack anything and everything that came within range of its hooves and teeth.
A pair of royal oxen fulfilled their roles in this year's royal ploughing ceremony, which marks the beginning of the rice-growing season, by predicting a bountiful harvest.
Oxen have been used as draft animals for centuries.
Attock The police impounded a six-member inter-provincial robber gang, recovered arms, six stolen oxen, looted cash and impounded a truck here on Saturday.