One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Each of a pair of bullocks at the rear of a team pulling a large vehicle.‘I quietly got a stick and kept the pin bullocks up to their job’
- ‘From pin-bullocks to leaders, every beast was wearied out.’
- ‘The polers were attached closest to the waggon, with the pin bullocks next.’
- ‘He took the pin bullocks and the polers and left the rest to the owner.’
- ‘He stepped in to dig the near-side pin-bullock with the handle of the whip.’
- ‘Each bullock had a special position in the team — leaders, polers, pin bullocks, and so on.’
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