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steer

a castrated male ox or bull; bullock
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We could not so much as see the corrals, but we knew the steers were over there, huddled together under the north bank.
The room echoed with the thuds in quick succession, and the stamping and kicking of the steers.
Then Reynold turned him about to the crowd and shouted: "Hark ye, good people, I have entered the Sheriff's service, and need not the yoke of steers for prize.
He was practical; he fancied he knew about what could be expected from marriage, just as he knew exactly how many steers and hogs his farm could support.
When the archers had taken their places, the herald came forward and proclaimed the rules of the game, and how each should shoot three shots, and to him that should shoot the best the prize of two fat steers was to belong.
Bear in mind, too, that under these untoward circumstances he has to cut many feet deep in the flesh; and in that subterraneous manner, without so much as getting one single peep into the ever-contracting gash thus made, he must skilfully steer clear of all adjacent, interdicted parts, and exactly divide the spine at a critical point hard by its insertion into the skull.
So the Doctor tumbled out of bed and went to the rudder to steer the ship.
Everybody knowed you was a kind of a chapling, John; but there's others as could hand and steer as well as you," said Israel.
To steer this boat to starboard or port, to turn, in a word, following a horizontal plan, I use an ordinary rudder fixed on the back of the stern-post, and with one wheel and some tackle to steer by.
Why d'ye see, Captain Vangs,' says bold Jack, 'I'm as good a helmsman as ever put hand to spoke; but none of us can steer the old lady now.
All hands got me over the side, and it seems to me I went to sleep, sitting in the stern-sheets and watching that Adamu steer.
Charley, lying on the deck, could just manage to reach the lower spokes of the wheel; but while he could steer after a fashion, it was very awkward.