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front ox, noun phrase

Origin:
Dutch
obs.
The foremost in a team of draught-oxen; vooros. Cf. after-ox.
1833 Graham’s Town Jrnl 30 May 3One of them struck the front oxen with a stick: I asked them why they did it.
1907 J.P. Fitzpatrick Jock of Bushveld 229The reputations of ‘front oxen’, in pairs or singly, are canvassed as earnestly as the importance of the subject warrants — for, ‘the front oxen are half the span,’ they say.
The foremost in a team of draught-oxen; vooros.

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