yoke ~ yolk
[the same pronunciation that rhymes with “coke”]
“Yoke”, as a noun, is ‘a wooden cross bar or frame with loops or bows at either end, fitted or tied round the necks of a pair of draught animals, to make them work together; a pair of draught animals such as oxen, horses, etc. tied to a wooden cross bar or frame; a bar or wood or a frame with a pail or bucket or some other load on either side fitted or carried on a person’s shoulder; a bar used to connect the collar of a horse to the pole of a wagon or cart; a crosspiece to which steering cables are attached on a boat’s rudder; a piece of garment that is tightly fitted around the neck and shoulders or at the hips from which the main piece of a loose material hangs in folds; a clamp or vice in a machine that holds two parts together and/or controls its movement; a simple structure made by keeping two spears upright with a third one placed across them which was used to make the captured enemies walk under them as an act of insult’, as a verb, it is ‘to tie draught animals to a yoke; to connect two ideas, people or things together; to force people into bounded labour’,
The farmer has a yoke of fine oxen.
The fruit vendor carried his load on a yoke, and went around the place.
The tribal people suffered physically and mentally under the yoke of slavery.
The Lord asked his groom to yoke the horses.
“Yolk” (as a noun) is ‘the yellow, main part in the centre of the white substance of an egg of a bird or reptile (crawling animals); the oily (grease/sweat) substance in the natural sheep’s wool’,
Some people cannot digest the yolk of an egg.
The old proverb say: ‘Who breaks the egg will find the yolk.’ [i.e. who makes some effort to do something will get the benefits]
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