from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Plural of ox.

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  • noun Plural form of ox.

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  • noun domesticated bovine animals as a group regardless of sex or age


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  • I 've ruined me voice drivin 'oxen though, but here 's the song.

    Sowing Seeds in Danny 1908

  • Among these passengers was a young priest named Vincent de Paul, the son of a farmer in Languedoc, who had used his utmost endeavours to educate his son for the ministry, even selling the oxen from the plough to provide for the college expenses.

    A Book of Golden Deeds 1864

  • "I am very sorry, Dr. Quackenboss," said Fleda, when she had the power and the chance to speak again, – "I am very sorry you should have to take this trouble; but, unfortunately, the art of driving oxen is not among Mr. Skillcorn's accomplishments."

    Queechy 1854

  • That doesn't sound nice, no wonder they wrote 'female oxes'; and it should be 'oxen'--'would do well to get assistance and support from the males.

    Archive 2008-02-01 2008

  • That doesn't sound nice, no wonder they wrote 'female oxes'; and it should be 'oxen'--'would do well to get assistance and support from the males.

    "Happy Chinese New Year!" (Part 2--The Fantasy Elements of Predictions) 2008

  • In that dreary climate, instead of the animated picture of a Tartar camp, the smoke that issues from the earth, or rather from the snow, betrays the subterraneous dwellings of the Tongouses, and the Samoides: the want of horses and oxen is imperfectly supplied by the use of reindeer, and of large dogs; and the conquerors of the earth insensibly degenerate into a race of deformed and diminutive savages, who tremble at the sound of arms.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire 1206

  • A contract's a contract, and the work wasn't done on time so the oxen are HIS!

    haloaskew Diary Entry haloaskew 2005

  • In order to have enough money in 6 years 'time to buy new oxen a farmer must put money aside every year for the amortization of the oxen, that is: francs/6 = 2 000 francs.

    Chapter 7 1977

  • Very little of the land is tilled now, with oxen, that is.


  • The steady even pace of the oxen is a great advantage, and I was often surprised to see how well men bore transport in these wagons, who seemed utterly unfit to be moved had it not been an absolute necessity.

    Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900 Being Mainly a Clinical Study of the Nature and Effects of Injuries Produced by Bullets of Small Calibre George Henry Makins


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