For the first time since his boyhood he no longer felt the daily goad urging him to the daily toil.
The fable of the centaurs, if the derivation from to goad, Taupos, bull, be accepted (but see Centaur), would indicate the early existence of pastoral peoples living on horseback, like the modern cowboys (cp. "cow-punchers") or gauchos of North and South America.
Surprise them with football tickets, romantic nights on the town or just goad them into a cook-off challenge; they'll love it!
It says that he used an ox goad to slay these 600 Philistines.
An ox goad was used by a farmer, or a farm laborer.