ox

Definitions

  • The Ox Bellowed and Run Away 382
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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n ox any of various wild bovines especially of the genera Bos or closely related Bibos
    • n ox an adult castrated bull of the genus Bos; especially Bos taurus
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Ox-cart in which old Miss Jacob ust to go a-visitin Ox-cart in which old Miss Jacob ust to go a-visitin
The Stag in the Ox Stall The Stag in the Ox Stall
81. Bot Fly of Ox, and Larva 81. Bot Fly of Ox, and Larva
butcher will not kill ox butcher will not kill ox
THE OILMAN'S OX THE OILMAN'S OX
SHOEING AN OX SHOEING AN OX
AN OX CART AN OX CART
BULL FIGHTS WITH THE MUSK OX ABOUT CAPE SPARBO BULL FIGHTS WITH THE MUSK OX ABOUT CAPE SPARBO

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Ox ŏks (Zoöl) The male of bovine quadrupeds, especially the domestic animal when castrated and grown to its full size, or nearly so. The word is also applied, as a general name, to any species of bovine animals, male and female.☞ The castrated male is called a steer until it attains its full growth, and then, an ox; but if castrated somewhat late in life, it is called a stag. The male, not castrated, is called a bull. These distinctions are well established in regard to domestic animals of this genus. When wild animals of this kind are spoken of, ox is often applied both to the male and the female. The name ox is never applied to the individual cow, or female, of the domestic kind. Oxen may comprehend both the male and the female. "All sheep and oxen , yea, and the beasts of the field."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n ox The adult male of the domestic Bos taurus, known in the natural state as a bull, whose female is a cow, and whose young is a calf; in a wider sense, an animal of the family Bovidæ and subfamily Bovinæ or Ovibovinæ; a bovine. The several animals of this kind have each of them specific designations, as buffalo, bison, aurochs, zebu, musk-ox, etc.: the word is commonly restricted to the varieties of Bos taurus, the common ox, which is one of the most valuable of domestic animals. Its flesh is the principal article of animal food, and there is scarcely any part of the animal that is not useful to mankind: the skin, the horns, the bones, the blood, the hair, and the refuse of all these, have their separate uses. Having been specially domesticated by man from a stock which it is probably impossible to trace, the result has been the formation of very many breeds, races, or permanent varieties, some of which are valued for their flesh and hides, some for the richness and abundance of their milk, while others are in great repute for both beef and milk. Among the first class may be mentioned the Durham or shorthorn, the polled Aberdeen or Angus, and the West Highland or kyloe. Among the most celebrated for dairy purposes are the Jersey, Guernsey, Holstein-Friesian, Ayrshire, and Suffolk dun. For the purposes both of the dairy-farmer and of the grazier, the Hereford and a cross between a shorthorn and an Ayrshire are much fancied. The ox is used in many parts of the world as a beast of draft. The “wild ox.” now surviving in only a few parks, as at Chillingham Park in Northumberland, and at Cadzow Forest in Lanarkshire, seems, whatever its origin, to have been formerly an inhabitant of many forest-districts in Great Britain, particularly in the north of England and the south of Scotland.
    • n ox In a restricted sense, the castrated male of Bos taurus, at least 4 years old and full-grown or nearly so. (See steer.) Such animals are most used as draft-animals and for beef.
    • n ox Same as ox-coin.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Ox oks a well-known animal that chews the cud, the female of which supplies the chief part of the milk used as human food: the male of the cow, esp. when castrated
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Quotations

  • Mexican Proverb
    Mexican Proverb
    “An ant on the move does more than a dozing ox.”
  • James Thurber
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    “While he was not as dumb as an ox, he was not any smarter either.”
  • Henri Alain
    Henri Alain
    “Life on a farm is a school of patience; you can't hurry the crops or make an ox in two days.”

Idioms

Constitution of an ox - If someone has the constitution of an ox, they are less affected than most people by things like tiredness, illness, alcohol, etc.
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Strong as an ox - Someone who's exceedingly strong physically is said to be as strong as an ox.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. oxa,; akin to D. os,. G. ochs, ochse, OHG. ohso, Icel. oxi, Sw. & Dan. oxe, Goth. aúhsa, Skr. ukshan, ox, bull; cf. Skr. uksh, to sprinkle. √214. Cf. Humid Aurochs
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. oxa, pl. oxan; Ice. uxi; Ger. ochs, Goth. auhsa, Sans. ukshan.

Usage

In literature:

Kittson was the inventor and patentee of the Red River Ox-Cart.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
Our ox in a week would have improved in condition.
"The Desert Home" by Mayne Reid
Haste, one, into the field, to order thence 530 An ox, and let the herdsman drive it home.
"The Odyssey of Homer" by Homer
To the one of you who will do this work I offer an ox in payment.
"Fairy Tales from Brazil" by Elsie Spicer Eells
In distant Karjala, a part of Kalevala, was a great ox, the largest in the world.
"Finnish Legends for English Children" by R. Eivind
THE ASS, THE OX, AND THE BIRDS.
"The Fables of Phædrus" by Phaedrus
No variety of the ox yields a sweeter meat than the Kyloes, and other mountain breeds of these countries.
"The Stock-Feeder's Manual" by Charles Alexander Cameron
I don't believe she ever rode in an ox-cart either, any more than I did before.
"Dorothy's Travels" by Evelyn Raymond
As our travellers approached, they saw that the entrance was closed by an ox-hide which covered the whole of the opening.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
Fling at the brod was ne'er a gude ox.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
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In poetry:

And he told the Ox of a Manger
And a Stall in Bethlehem,
And he spoke to the Ass of a Rider,
That rode to Jerusalem.
"Eddi's Service" by Rudyard Kipling
He turned the ox to the sedges;
He took it and held the yoke up,
Then he flung it far back in the waters
Of the dark mountain-cup;
"The Ballad Of Downal Baun" by Padraic Colum
The little Jesus came to town;
With Ox and Sheep He laid Him down;
Peace to the byre, peace to the fold,
For that they housed Him from the cold!
"A Christmas Folk-Song" by Lizette Woodworth Reese
But all this worship, what is it to me?
I smite the ox and crush the toad in death:
I only know I am so very fair,
And that the world was made to give me breath.
"Beauty Accurst" by Richard Le Gallienne
"I will break their strength," he cried,
"Though they put forth all of their might,
For to me was given the yoke and the dream,
And the ox with no hair of white."
"The Ballad Of Downal Baun" by Padraic Colum
At the first hour, it was as if one said, "Arise."
At the second hour, it was as if one said, "Go forth."
And the winter constellations that are like patient ox-eyes
Sank below the white horizon at the north.
"Spring" by John Gould Fletcher

In news:

The Workhouse Arts Center 9601 Ox Road Lorton, VA 22079.
INTERVIEWS Download Pachanga Boys' Remix of Bot'Ox's Creepy ' Basement Love'.
Bot'Ox crushing it / Photo by Philippe Lebruman.
Owner and only employee of 'Who Needs an Ox' – a small cart-pulling business.
RiFF RaFF, Bot'Ox, Rachel Zeffira, Glasses Malone, Steve Aoki, and Cassie.
INTERVIEWS Cannibal Ox Promise Follow-up to Indie-Rap Classic Album 'The Cold Vein'.
Cannibal Ox in the booklet for 'The Cold Vein'.
I'll always remember the scene with John Candy attempting to eat the 96-Ounce Blue Ox Steak.
"Lou" is a 2,100-pound ox who, for 11 years, has worked the farm at Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vt. With his 2,300-pound partner, "Bill.".
Ox Jones works security at Cube 's.
WHOLESOME FOODS 986 S OX RD.
Big as a Mack truck, strong as an ox.
Curried chicken and ox tail combo.
The Lean -Ox Festival is Cook County's oldest festival.
Large Pecan Halves (16 ox bag, 2012 Crop) $10.00.
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In science:

Then ⊕∞ k=0I k is a OX algebra that is generated as such by its degree one summand (it should be clear that I 0 := OX ).
Compactifications defined by arrangements I: the ball quotient case
Recall that a dg-scheme is a pair (X, AX ), consisting of a scheme X and a sheaf of OX -cdga’s on X such that A0 X = OX (however, this last condition does not seem so crucial).
From HAG to DAG: derived moduli spaces
We say that a presheaf of dg-OX ⊗ A-module M on X is a vector bund le of rank n, if locally on Xzar × A´et it is equivalent to (OX ⊗ A)n (see the previous Subsection for details on this definition).
From HAG to DAG: derived moduli spaces
We consider the category wV ectn (X, A), of dg-OX ⊗ A-modules which are vector bundles of rank n for each open U in X , the OX (U ) ⊗ A-module M(U ) is cofibrant), and equivalences and flat (i.e. between them.
From HAG to DAG: derived moduli spaces
Thus, we deduce that the map π : zhX (x) −→ S pec(OX,x ) is surjective where π(ξ ) = mξ , elements of OX,x vanishing at ξ .
Elements of Nonstandard Algebraic Geometry
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