1912F. BancroftVeldt Dwellers 2Upon their skill as marksmen the number of dol’ossi — which to farm children in South Africa represent cattle, i.e. wealth — depended. The fundamental rule of the game was that each marksman should aim at the coveted toy with closed eyes. If successful in hitting the dol’ossi.., the treasured ivory-joint became his.
1955V. De KockFun They Had 65Using the metatarsal and metacarpal bones of sheep and goats as their dolossies or oxen, the little boys pulled their tiny wagons over hurriedly-made hills and along dangerous precipices.
1969D. ChildYesterday’s Children 40A whole team of these oxen would be ‘inspanned’ to a toy wagon made of sticks and reeds. The metatarsal and metacarpal bones of sheep and goats were also used as dolossies or miniature oxen.