Two ploughmen worked a plough and team of oxen. Fugator was the Latin term for the man who drove the eight oxen; the other, known as the *conductor, handled the plough itself. The fugator would usually carry a long stick and whip with which to encourage his charges. Fugator was sometimes also used of animal drovers and of hunters, i.e. a horse for hunting. A hunter was also known as a fugatorius. [< Lat. fugo = to chase or drive] -

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