from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See yoke, n., 2 .


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  • Soon after this, Miss Onslow awoke, and seemed considerably alarmed at the change in the weather and the wild movements of the boat; but I managed to reassure her; and then, observing that I had lashed the port yoke-line, and was no longer doing anything, she suggested that we should change places, and that I should get a little sleep!

    The Castaways Harry Collingwood 1886

  • Snatchblock aided Adair in hauling away on the yoke-line, she must have broached-to.

    The Three Commanders William Henry Giles Kingston 1847

  • "Give way, my lads," cried Adair, he and Desmond holding on to one yoke-line, while the boatswain held the other, their eyes eagerly cast towards the foaming breakers, amid which they were about to force their way.

    The Three Commanders William Henry Giles Kingston 1847


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