a1867C.J. AnderssonNotes of Trav. (1875) 193The only real good front ox that we have the herd managed to lose last night.
1887A.A. Anderson25 Yrs in WaggonI. 9Each waggon had a fore-looper..to take the fore-tow of the front oxen to keep them straight towards the opposite drift.
1907J.P. FitzpatrickJock 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.
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