1857C.J. AnderssonLake Ngami 27 (Pettman)The enraged brute struck his powerful horn into the buik plank (the bottom boards) with such force as to push the wagon several paces forward.
1868W.R. ThomsonPoems, Essays & Sketches 184He can cook his supper under the buikplank, serve it up to his wife and children on the voorkist, and then turn the family in to roost securely and comfortably for the night in the wide space between that and the achterkist.
1907T.R. SimForests & Forest Flora 68A loop of Onderstel means wood sufficient and of the description required to complete a wagon, minus the bed, or ‘buikplank’, or rails.
1919J.Y. Gibson inS. Afr. Jrnl of Science July 6Burchell described his wagon with some minuteness, and his description is available to students of history. Its general scheme was divided thus:..IV., the Boven Stel: (1) Buik-plank, or floor.
1974A.A. Telford inStd Encycl. of Sn Afr.X. 568To achieve the elasticity necessary in a vehicle traversing rough and trackless country, the wagon consisted of three main parts, loosely held together to allow play between them: the chassis, the bottom boards (buikplanke), and the body.
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