yoke vs yolk : Common Errors in English

About yoke vs yolk

The yellow center of an egg is its yolk. The link that holds two oxentogether is a yoke; they are yoked.

yoke Meaning(s)

  • (n) stable gear that joins two draft animals at the neck so they can work together as a team
  • (n) an oppressive power
  • (v) put a yoke on or join with a yoke
  • (v) become joined or linked together
  • (n) fabric comprising a fitted part at the top of a garment
  • (n) two items of the same kind
  • (n) a pair of draft animals joined by a yoke
  • (n) support consisting of a wooden frame across the shoulders that enables a person to carry buckets hanging from each end
  • (n) a connection (like a clamp or vise) between two things so they move together
  • (v) link with or as with a yoke

yolk Meaning(s)

  • (n) the yellow spherical part of an egg that is surrounded by the albumen
  • (n) nutritive material of an ovum stored for the nutrition of an embryo (especially the yellow mass of a bird or reptile egg)

yoke in News

  1. Mitt Romney is Last Man Who Can Challenge Obama's Birth Certificate, Says Birther

    In a letter, Sibley informs Romney he is "the last and only man in these presently-United States who can stop the return to the yoke of tyranny which our Framers and their progeny fought so hard to throw off." [ more › ]
    on June 11, 2013 Source: DCist

  2. Dems hit Gomez in new ad

    The spot seeks to yoke Gomez to the national Republican brand, which polls show is under water.
    on June 7, 2013 Source: Politico

yolk in News

  1. Special shape balloons to take flight at Festival Of Ballooning in Readington

    READINGTON TWP. — It's no yolk — if Humpty Dumpty truly were a broken egg, instead of a bag of hot air, he could provide the main ingredient for 14 million three-egg omelets. In other words, "more than enough to...
    on June 11, 2013 Source: Hunterdon County Democrat

  2. Simon Cowell Gets Egged, But He’s Not the First Celeb to Be the Butt of the Yolk

    On Saturday's "Britain's Got Talent" finale, the yolk was on Simon Cowell on when he got egged by an angry protester during the live show. Egg pelter Natalie Holt told The Sun: "I took a stand against people miming on television and against Simon and his dreadful influence on the music industry." (Apparently she had a personal vendetta as well, considering Simon passed on her string quartet ...
    on June 11, 2013 Source: Yahoo! Contributor Network via omg!

  3. What are the white things that hang off an egg yolk?

    What are the white things that hang off an egg yolk? A friend claims it is chicken sperm and another says they are tiny chicken embryos. Are either of them right?        
    on June 10, 2013 Source: Boston Globe

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