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As I Lay Dying
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yoke -- as in: the yoke of bondage
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As I Lay Dying
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  • I can hear the stick striking; I can see it hitting their heads, the breast-yoke, missing altogether sometimes as they rear and plunge, but I am glad.
  • It had been a misdoubtful night, with the storm making; a night when a fellow looks for most anything to happen before he can get the stock fed and himself to the house and supper et and in bed with the rain starting, and when Peabody’s team come up, lathered, with the broke harness dragging and the neck-yoke betwixt the off critter’s legs, Cora says "It’s Addie Bundren.

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  • They threw off the yoke of slavery.
  • under the yoke of a tyrant

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