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.‘the pole bullocks are properly secured in yoke’
- ‘My employment was to sit on the dray and keep the pole bullocks to their work.’
- ‘A terrible accident had happened to his splendid pole bullock.’
- ‘They have a strong pole to which the yokes of the pole-bullocks are fastened.’
- ‘His favourite pole bullock was a noble animal with upturned horns of proportionate size.’
- ‘The two pole bullocks had to fix their feet and slide for about 6 ft.’
- ‘The weight sometimes overpowers the pole bullocks.’
- ‘He bought a pole bullock dray and a team of ten bullocks.’
- ‘The pole-bullocks and the leaders are the steadiest and most valuable.’
- ‘We had proceeded but a few yards when the pole-bullocks sank to their bellies.’
- ‘One of the pole-bullocks died after working ten years on the station.’
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