sling yoke

1) An obscure term. It is found in contexts which fail to clarify the meaning but was possibly a yoke slung across a person’s shoulders which made it possible to carry heavy loads.

1596 a bill, a spade, a slinge yoake, a muckforke, South Cave

1681 8 felkes, a brake, a sleing yoke, 4 payre of hames, Lund.

places South Cave Lund
dates 1596 1681

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