oxbow

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n oxbow a wooden framework bent in the shape of a U; its upper ends are attached to the horizontal yoke and the loop goes around the neck of an ox
    • n oxbow a U-shaped curve in a stream
    • n oxbow the land inside an oxbow bend in a river
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Oxbow A frame of wood, bent into the shape of the letter U, and embracing an ox's neck as a kind of collar, the upper ends passing through the bar of the yoke; also, anything so shaped, as a bend in a river.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n oxbow A curved piece of wood the ends of which are inserted into an ox-yoke and held by pins. In use it encircles the neck of the animal. See yoke.
    • n oxbow A bend or reach of a river resembling an ox-bow in form: a use common in New England.
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Usage

In literature:

Saturday was therefore a day of much agitation in Oxbow Village, and some stir in the neighboring settlements.
"The Guardian Angel" by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Mr. Bradshaw gave Clement a pretty dinner enough for such a place as Oxbow Village.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 117, July, 1867." by Various
And marks on them old oxbow stirrups don't mean a damn thing but the need of a new pair, maybe.
"The Quirt" by B.M. Bower
During the year she spent in the great school, she made but one visit to Oxbow Village.
"Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 118, August, 1887" by Various
The smallest Bunker really had succeeded in getting everybody at Oxbow Bend very much stirred up.
"Six Little Bunkers at Cowboy Jack's" by Laura Lee Hope
Noon at the foot of the portage at Oxbow!
"Joan of Arc of the North Woods" by Holman Day
Clement Lindsay had come to Oxbow Village with a single purpose.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 121, November, 1867" by Various
And marks on them old oxbow stirrups don't mean a damn thing but the need of a new pair, maybe.
"Sawtooth Ranch" by B. M. Bower
But far away in Oxbow Village other events were in preparation.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 119, September, 1867" by Various
Near the middle Neosho station, a large population was present in an oxbow lake that is frequently flooded by the river.
"Fish Populations, Following a Drought, in the Neosho and Marais des Cygnes Rivers of Kansas" by James Everett Deacon
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In news:

Uke-a-Palooza at Oxbow Public Market.
Strap your ukuleles to your haole backs and join King Kukulele onstage as the big kahuna makes a special appearance on the Oxbow deck for the Uke-a-Palooza.
Outside the Oxbow Gallery rests an odd contraption.
He was boarded at Oxbow Stables in northern New Jersey for a number of years.
Uke -a-Palooza at Oxbow Public Market.
Strap your ukuleles to your haole backs and join King Kukulele onstage as the big kahuna makes a special appearance on the Oxbow deck for the Uke -a-Palooza.
They do have a tasting room in downtown Napa, called Taste at Oxbow.
Oxbow has conditions for dike.
Oxbow has conditions for dike .
John Iverson wades through icy water after leaving his home in Oxbow, North Dakota.
The Conleys enjoyed playing golf at Oxbow.
Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge in Harvard.
When the Army Corp of Engineers dredged and straightened Limestone Creek to create the canal destroyed many of the oxbows and the surrounding environment.
Spotted at Oxbow Meadow 's Holiday Open House.
A new ring dike could save the communities of Oxbow, Hickson, and Bakke.
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In science:

Margenau, The Nature of Physical Reality, Oxbow Press, Woodbridge, Conn. (1977).
Quantum Computation and Quantum Information: Are They Related to Quantum Paradoxology?
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