Scraper, Meant to be Drawn by Oxen or Horses

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“An apparatus drawn by oxen or horses, and used for scraping the earth in making or repairing roads, digging cellars, canals, etc. and generally for raising and removing loosened soil, etc. In use the scraper is held with the handles slightly elevated till it scoops up its charge of earth, which is held by the sides and back.” —Whitney, 1889


William Dwight Whitney, PhD, LLD The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language (New York, NY: The Century Co., 1895) 5417


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