Pig yoke


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Pig yoke (Naut) a nickname for a quadrant or sextant.
    • Pig yoke See under Neck, and Pig.
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In literature:

Sometimes we had got off the pig-sty to separate before Tammas was properly yoked.
"A Window in Thrums" by J. M. Barrie
He was to leave them a yoke of oxen, a cow, a pig and six sheep.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
Inside were a yoke of oxen, a cow, two pigs, and a number of hens and ducks.
"Neighbours" by Robert Stead
You're so pig-headed that a yoke of oxen couldn't keep you in hidin'.
"The Adventures of a Country Boy at a Country Fair" by James Otis
Squeak, squeak, went the fiddle close to my ear, like a pig when he's being yoked.
"Highlife in New York: a series of letters to Mr. Zephariah Slick," by Ann S. Stephens