uitspan, noun

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DutchShow more Dutch, see outspan verb.
In full uitspan place: outspan noun sense 1.
1801 in G.M. Theal Rec. of Cape Col. (1899) IV. 361Unyoked at noon the oxen to graze, and in the afternoon being again put to the waggons, we went from this so called uitspan place.
1809 H. Alexander in G.M. Theal Rec. of Cape Col. (1900) VI. 473What customary Uitspan places (places for unyoking Cattle) are in the Cape District.
1823 W.W. Bird State of Cape of G.H. 99Without other rest than for an hour or two, at the public halting-places, called the Uitspan.
1830 Cape Lit. Gaz. 16 June 2Things varied as we reached our first uit-span place.
1835 A. Steedman Wanderings I. 91It was our intention to have reached Pampoon kraal as our first uitspan-place.
1891 W. Selwyn Cape Carols 11The evening ‘uitspan’ near a stream.
1910 L.D. Flemming Settler’s Scribblings (1921) 61Fitz Hyphen Jones strode swiftly through the ‘uitspans’.
1949 L.G. Green In Land of Afternoon 13All who lit uitspan fires and slept in their wagons beside the old Cape roads.
1949 L.G. Green In Land of Afternoon 17Many villages formed themselves round an uitspan or store.
1951 L.G. Green Grow Lovely 69Farmers..used as their uitspan a large open space called De Plein van De Kaap.
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