black ox

black ox

sacrificed to Pluto; symbolic of calamity. [Gk. Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 790]
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One black ox, with a white cravat on - who even had to my awakened conscience something of a clerical air - fixed me so obstinately with his eyes, and moved his blunt head round in such an accusatory manner as I moved round, that I blubbered out to him, "I couldn't help it, sir
The New King George pub and Lolfa Lounge in Carmarthen have price guides totalling PS200,000; the Black Ox in Abergwili is priced at PS135,000 and the Cresselly Arms in Pontargothi for sale at PS220,000.
The white ox has got all the pasture; the black ox has nowhere to graze .
The Bank of the Black Ox, eventually to become Lloyds-TSB, was established to protect drovers' earnings.
The festival is organized around a contest between two Ox groups: Garantido [Secure], represented by a white ox with a red heart on its forehead, and Caprichoso [Capricious], represented by a black ox with a blue star on its forehead.
I got it rounding the Horn in rough trade, foul weather, lashed to the mast, loony as a snowbird, wailing, wailing like Ma Rainey for all those the black ox has taken away - the little gray lady on the subway, the red Indian of the sun.
Local drover David Jones grew so rich from his trade that he set up the Black Ox Bank in 1799 and created cheques so drovers wouldn't have to carry money.
On Saturday they will be guests at a unique drovers' parade, organised by the Welsh Black Cattle Society to comemorate the setting up the Black Ox Bank by David Jones in the late 18th century, which later evolved into Lloyds TSB.
The Black Ox Bank was set up by David Jones in Llandovery in 1799.
It is hoped the cashflow plan could be launched by as early as the end of the year in Lampeter, Llandeilo and Llandovery, with the banknotes' design possibly being based on that issued by the 18th century Black Ox Bank - later incorporated into Lloyds Bank - set up by drover David Jones of Llandovery in 1799.
And what a story it was, involving the family of the Black Ox Bank of Llandovery and a scandalous menage a trois at Glendenys Mansion, later the home of Free Wales Army leader Julian Cayo Evans.
Thanks to one plaque, I now know that 'Yr Hen Fanc', formerly a branch of the Bank of the Black Ox, was established in 1842 for drovers and issued its own banknotes.