from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A narrow strip of prepared ox-hide, used in Cape Colony for horse-halters, and, when twisted, for ropes, traces, etc.


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  • After that none of the servants would pass near these two graves later than sundown, and Bough welted the Barala boy with an ox-reim for scaring silly jades of women with lying tales.

    The Dop Doctor Richard Dehan 1897

  • Bough took an ox-reim then, that was coiled behind his saddle, and bound her hands.

    The Dop Doctor Richard Dehan 1897

  • Never a fib since last I gave him the ox-reim end to taste.

    The Dop Doctor Richard Dehan 1897


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