mule vs donkey

mule donkey

Definitions

  • 1) slang A person paid to smuggle drugs.
  • 2) A generally sterile hybrid offspring of any two species of animals.
  • 3) numismatics A coin or medal minted with obverse and reverse designs not normally seen on the same piece, either intentionally or in error.
  • 4) A generally sterile male or female hybrid offspring of a male donkey and a female horse.
  • 5) gaming A character on an MMORPG used mainly to store extra inventory of the owner's primary character.
  • 6) informal A stubborn person.
  • 7) A shoe that has no fitting or strap around the heel, but which covers the foot.
  • 8) A spinning machine that makes thread or yarn from fibers.
  • 9) Informal A stubborn person.
  • 10) The sterile hybrid offspring of a male donkey and a female horse, characterized by long ears and a short mane.
  • 11) Slang A person who serves as a courier of illegal drugs.
  • 12) A small, usually electric tractor or locomotive used for hauling over short distances.
  • 13) A backless slipper or shoe, often with a closed toe.
  • 14) A sterile hybrid, as between a canary and other birds or between certain plants.
  • 15) cotton yarn in cops, as spun on a mule; -- in distinction from yarn spun on a throstle frame.
  • 16) A slipper that has no fitting around the heel.
  • 17) (Mach.) an idle pulley for guiding a belt which transmits motion between shafts that are not parallel.
  • 18) (Zoöl.) A hybrid animal; specifically, one generated between an ass and a mare. Sometimes the term is applied to the offspring of a horse and a she-ass, but that hybrid is more properly termed a hinny. See hinny.
  • 19) (Zoöl.) a long-eared armadillo (Tatusia hybrida), native of Buenos Ayres; -- called also mulita. See Illust. under Armadillo.
  • 20) (Zoöl.) a large deer (Cervus macrotis syn. Cariacus macrotis) of the Western United States. The name refers to its long ears.
  • 21) A very stubborn person.
  • 22) A machine, used in factories, for spinning cotton, wool, etc., into yarn or thread and winding it into cops; -- called also jenny and mule-jenny.
  • 23) (Bot.) A plant or vegetable produced by impregnating the pistil of one species with the pollen or fecundating dust of another; -- called also hybrid.
  • 24) hybrid offspring of a male donkey and a female horse; usually sterile
  • 25) a slipper that has no fitting around the heel
  • 26) In botany, a plant or vegetable produced by impregnating the pistil of one species with the fecundating element of another; a hybrid.
  • 27) In mech., a locomotive for towing canal-boats, operated by compressed air, electricity, or steam: so called because it replaces the mules usually used for towing.
  • 28) A disease in horses.
  • 29) A hybrid in general; a mongrel; a cross between different animals.
  • 30) In numismatics, a coin, token, or medal which, owing to mistake or caprice, consists of two obverse or two reverse types, or of which the obverse and reverse types are accidentally associated.
  • 31) The scaup-duck, Fuligula marila. Rev. C. Swainson. [Prov. Eng.]
  • 32) The foot of a wine-glass.
  • 33) A slipper without heel-piece or quarter.
  • 34) In spinning, a machine invented by Samuel Crompton (completed 1779), in which the rovings are delivered from a series of sets of drawing-rollers to spindles placed on a carriage which travels away from the rollers while the thread is being twisted, and returns toward the rollers while the thread is being wound: so named because it was a combination of the drawing-rollers of Arkwright and the jenny of Hargreaves.
  • 35) A hybrid animal generated between the ass and the horse.

Definitions

  • 1) A fool.
  • 2) A stubborn person.
  • 3) poker slang A bad poker player.
  • 4) nautical A small auxiliary engine, also called donkey engine.
  • 5) nautical A small auxiliary engine, also called donkey engine.
  • 6) A domestic animal, Equus africanus asinus, similar to a horse.
  • 7) poker slang A bad poker player.
  • 8) The domesticated ass (Equus asinus), having long ears and a loud bray.
  • 9) Slang A stupid person.
  • 10) Slang A stupid person.
  • 11) Slang An obstinate person.
  • 12) Slang An obstinate person.
  • 13) a steam pump for feeding boilers, extinguishing fire, etc.; -- usually an auxiliary.
  • 14) a small auxiliary engine not used for propelling, but for pumping water into the boilers, raising heavy weights, and like purposes.
  • 15) (Bot.) the large round seed of the Mucuna pruriens, a tropical leguminous plant.
  • 16) (Bot.) the large round seed of the Mucuna pruriens, a tropical leguminous plant.
  • 17) An ass; or (less frequently) a mule.
  • 18) A stupid or obstinate fellow; an ass.
  • 19) the symbol of the Democratic Party; introduced in cartoons by Thomas Nast in 1874
  • 20) domestic beast of burden descended from the African wild ass; patient but stubborn
  • 21) A driving-frame or truck acting as a tractor on rails, to pull or haul a weight or load.
  • 22) A stupid or obstinate and wrong-headed fellow.
  • 23) In mech., a subsidiary apparatus for carrying a weight or load, or coming into action to steady and support a primary element.
  • 24) An ass: a familiar term.

Examples

  • 1) Riding a mule or donkey was an ancient symbol of royal office.
  • 2) These barges were often towed by horses or mules from footpaths on the shore.
  • 3) There are pack mules and horse drawn carts.
  • 4) After some hundred yards the horse and mule suddenly tossed up their heads and snorted.
  • 5) It can be fatal in horses, donkeys and mules.
  • 6) In one corner, mules and donkeys were tethered.
  • 7) More than 15,000 mules and horses stripped entire valleys of their vegetation.
  • 8) This gentleman had a very good led horse and a mule on which he came, and four men on foot.
  • 9) Each day's ride lasts 5-6 hours and follows ancient mule tracks between hilltop villages.
  • 10) The next year they went off to the Pyrenees, trekking by mule and donkey.
  • 11) China is a large country with beautiful horses and mules, they say, and in large numbers.
  • 12) I have a lot of my father in me and I am as stubborn as a mule.
  • 13) He makes them obey not by pleading, which they ignore, and not by hitting them, which merely makes them more stubborn, but by what he calls his mule persuader.
  • 14) ; and he answered, “O my lord, the owner of this mule is a comely young man of pleasant manners, withal grave and dignified, and doubtless one of the sons of the merchants.”
  • 15) The mule is a hybrid between the horse and a donkey.
  • 16) More are so “COMPROMISED” through CORPORATE LOBBYISTS (read BRIBES) and a fair percentage are (R) epublicans in mule suits.
  • 17) A mule is stubborn, and may manifest glimmering adumbrations of cunning; but the husky can be characterized as pertinacious, deceitful, sharp, and, above all, well capable of deductive reasoning.
  • 18) ‘The Israelites used various beasts of burden - mules, horses, camels and oxen.’
  • 19) ‘The pack mules carrying the gold ore scattered in all directions, spilling ore over a wide area.’
  • 20) ‘Instead we often get stuck riding a reliable mule up a rough trail.’
  • 21) ‘To get up the hill, we had to ride these adorable mules.’
  • 22) ‘The world's first cloned mule was born on May 4, 2003.’
  • 23) ‘Now, scientists at the University of Idaho have successfully cloned a mule.’
  • 24) ‘At the edge of her mind, she heard a mule braying loudly, in fear.’
  • 25) ‘Being the offspring of a male donkey and a mare, mules are sterile.’
  • 26) ‘But because mules are sterile, breeding new champions is difficult.’
  • 27) ‘As hybrids, mules are almost always sterile.’
  • 28) ‘He entered the cocoa industry but after its decline started his own transport business with mule carts.’
  • 29) ‘It is like being kicked by a mule in the chest.’
  • 30) ‘The shock came yesterday, after one of the mules kicked another.’
  • 31) ‘My mother dumped me like an old mule to be left for death.’
  • 32) ‘There was a farmer who wanted to get rid of this old mule.’
  • 33) ‘The mules were unloaded and swam across, following the bell mare.’
  • 34) ‘They hopped off their horses, not bothering to unload the mules.’
  • 35) ‘Silene was waiting for me as I unloaded the mule and dragged the sacks of flour into the kitchen.’
  • 36) ‘A popular method is to have mules carry different gun parts to their destination.’
  • 37) ‘Christopher grabbed a coffee cup out of the pack that the mule was carrying.’
  • 38) ‘We're two stubborn old mules who need to have their own way.’
  • 39) ‘An angry David Whitechapel was a stubborn mule, which refused to budge.’
  • 40) ‘I don't think Franzen is particularly gifted but he is a mule.’
  • 41) ‘And I especially loved the part where Trace told Callie he loved her; I almost cried, but not before thinking that Callie is such a mule for being so stubborn.’
  • 42) ‘The profits are enormous and there is no shortage of impoverished drugs mules prepared to swallow tiny packets of pure cocaine and smuggle them into Britain.’
  • 43) ‘This is an indication that international drugs gangs are increasingly using mules to smuggle the narcotic into the country.’
  • 44) ‘Police warned that she and other sniffer dogs would be regularly used to stop so-called human mules bringing down drugs from London to sell in Southampton and Portsmouth.’
  • 45) ‘A black poster at Kingston's airport is blunt: ‘Drug mules beware: It's a plane ticket to hell.’’
  • 46) ‘Drug mules, long agreed by all as the real carriers of weapons of mass destruction, routinely elude the army, security guards and high-tech scanners.’
  • 47) ‘In the drug world, mules are used to carry the product into countries without being detected.’
  • 48) ‘‘Am I unwittingly being used as a drugs mule by some major Colombian Mr Big?’’
  • 49) ‘Maria, to bring money to her family and escape a stifling existence in her small Colombian town, risks becoming a mule for a drug ring.’
  • 50) ‘And so you can accept that becoming a drugs mule is the only career opportunity that might offer financial salvation.’
  • 51) ‘At his trial, it was stated that he was tempted to act as a drugs mule to help feed his huge gambling habit.’
  • 52) ‘I have come to the conclusion that my landlord moonlights as a mule for drug dealers.’
  • 53) ‘Dealers and runners and mules and nine-year-old lookouts would be off street corners, and out of the line of fire.’
  • 54) ‘She could have been a heroin mule or a gun smuggler for all anyone knew.’
  • 55) ‘The mules wrap the cocaine in condoms and swallow them.’
  • 56) ‘Again, the harshest punishments often go to street dealers and mules who don't have much information about the drug world to give prosecutors in exchange for a lower sentence.’
  • 57) ‘The film doesn't gloss over the violent nature of the drugs industry, but its sympathetic portrait of the mules is quietly provocative.’
  • 58) ‘Lloyd, the manager, is now a drug mule.’
  • 59) ‘Police said he had been contracting drug mules to swallow and smuggle cocaine into Europe.’
  • 60) ‘She found a quicker way to make money: being a drug mule.’
  • 61) ‘If it ever happens, it will just mean more greedy fools becoming mules and, again, add more cost to the overloaded Australian taxpayers to board, feed and entertain convicted drug runners in comfort.’
  • 62) ‘Finch mules have always been more difficult to breed than the canaries or finches themselves, but some were less difficult than others.’
  • 63) ‘Some of the considerable biodiversity of corals may come from underwater versions of mules, say researchers.’
  • 64) ‘A total of 989 female ducks were studied over three generations, as well as 4025 purebred offspring and 4125 male mule offspring.’
  • 65) ‘His near contemporary, the shy and upright Samuel Crompton invented the spinning mule that allowed Britain to corner the market in fine-spun cottons.’
  • 66) ‘When we look at it now we think of the great inventor Samuel Crompton, who grew up there and invented his spinning mule within its walls.’
  • 67) ‘After the invention of the hand-operated cotton mule spinning machine in the 1760's, that time dropped to 300 hours.’
  • 68) ‘The room in which the spinning mule was invented is still arranged as it may have looked in Samuel's time.’
  • 69) ‘Morris said: ‘It was interesting to note that we planted a fir tree, because Samuel Crompton's mule was made from the same wood.’’
  • 70) ‘Within 30 years 120,000 people were working on spinning mules across the UK and it was estimated that 700,000 depended on them indirectly for their livelihood.’
  • 71) ‘They had a couple of spinning mules set up, either at home or in a rented room, or in a stall at one of the new mills.’
  • 72) ‘On each set of mule spindles, a male adult ‘minder’ engaged two junior assistants or piecers.’
  • 73) ‘Past inventors have, of course, included Samuel Crompton of spinning mule fame.’
  • 74) ‘Other activities will include Victorian toys to play with and demonstrations of the mill's spinning mules, waterwheel and the power loom.’
  • 75) ‘Crompton's invention of the spinning mule in 1779 marked a major step forward in the Industrial Revolution.’
  • 76) ‘Items which belonged to Crompton can be seen in the Hall along with part of a replica spinning mule.’
  • 77) ‘Throwbacks to a swell fashion trend of yesteryear, they spice up any pair of shoes, from ballet flats to mules or slinky stilettos.’
  • 78) ‘A bare foot is what grips your foot to the shoe and keeps the mules from being treacherous.’
  • 79) ‘Avoid skinny heels, even if they're low, and avoid mules or slingbacks until you're more comfortable.’
  • 80) ‘The pointy-toed trend is prevalent in practically every style from slingbacks and mules to flats, boots and everything in between.’
  • 81) ‘Soft or hard sole slippers, moccasins, slip-ons or mules - these are just a few of the appealing styles you can find.’
  • 82) ‘And, unless you are adept at teetering in mules, wearing shoes without tights is uncomfortable, especially if you have to walk more than a few yards.’
  • 83) ‘Munro shoes also designed the Duet sandal, a sophisticated shoe, that is a hybrid of a mule and sandal.’
  • 84) ‘I prefer to go barefoot, but I have trainers, high heeled mules, loafers and flipflops.’
  • 85) ‘Avoid shallow styles like most sandals and mules and don't go barefoot (neither of these options supports your foot).’
  • 86) ‘She chose a pair of jeans instead of a summery skirt, a T-shirt over a singlet top, and mules over sandals.’
  • 87) ‘This spring, watch out for flat mules as a big trend.’
  • 88) ‘Try a ballerina flat, or an open mule with a smartly shaped heel.’
  • 89) ‘If you are looking for something more formal or trendy, go with mules, sleek leathers and simple designs and soles.’
  • 90) ‘These dolls express the ethos of their time, which has changed considerably in the 40 years since Barbie first wobbled out in her steep stiletto mules.’
  • 91) ‘The problem with the walk across the beach is that it is a stone beach, not a speck of sand in sight, and I am wearing stiletto-heeled mules.’
  • 92) ‘Right now, she's into mules, but I'll take any of her slingbacks and high-heeled sandals.’
  • 93) ‘I also don't think I can continue to wear my loafer mules for much longer.’
  • 94) ‘She set down her bag and kicked off her tan suede mules as she walked back to her bedroom.’
  • 95) ‘Dress code: ‘Sporty geek chic’ for guys and ‘chichi, with mules and push-up bras’ for dolls.’
  • 96) ‘Instead, Rasband suggests finding a decent pair of microfiber or leather mules.’

Examples

  • 1) You can ride a donkey to the top but the cable car is more comfortable and far less scary.
  • 2) She will need them for her horse and two donkeys.
  • 3) Some argue the men who died in horrific conditions were lions lead by donkeys.
  • 4) Why on earth did he ride a donkey?
  • 5) The press called it a donkey jacket and he was accused of a lack of respect.
  • 6) Perhaps the solution is a donkey jacket.
  • 7) Are you experiencing an unaccountable desire for a donkey ride?
  • 8) Had miners really worn our badges on their donkey jackets?
  • 9) He sees neglected horses and donkeys struggling with heavy loads in ancient souks and helps treat injured animals.
  • 10) Wild donkeys browse off the road.
  • 11) His life revolves around his work, his donkey and his girlfriend.
  • 12) The existing signs have served perfectly well for donkeys' years.
  • 13) But she refused to do the donkey work, staying calm while munching on a carrot.
  • 14) Many of the sweet counter classics have been knocking around for donkey's years.
  • 15) Wild goats and donkeys replace the cars on sleepy, scorching roads.
  • 16) It can be fatal in horses, donkeys and mules.
  • 17) He seems to have been around for donkey's years.
  • 18) You want people to think you slipped into a donkey jacket and bought a Passat.
  • 19) You'll end up doing more than your fair share of the donkey work while they sit back.
  • 20) You work like a donkey on the pitch, you get knocked around and it feels like people are just not watching.
  • 21) It happened four years ago, one summer day when the villagers saw a little man coming down the mountain leading a donkey.
  • 22) But now it is claimed donkey and horse DNA were accidentally mixed up in the lab.
  • 23) After a while, we progress from heavily armed cats to other animals, usually donkeys and kangaroos.
  • 24) ‘Horses and donkeys produce mules, for example.’
  • 25) ‘Hybrids such as the mule, a cross between a donkey and a horse, are sterile.’
  • 26) ‘The strange script included drawings of camels, horses, donkeys and ibex.’
  • 27) ‘Only 37,000 wild horses and donkeys remain on public lands, primarily in Nevada, Oregon, and Wyoming.’
  • 28) ‘With the thin flush of grass on the high slopes fast shriveling up, it is time for local people to cull old, unwanted horses and donkeys.’
  • 29) ‘The sanctuary looks after more than 100 horses, ponies and donkeys, plus sheep, pigs, and goats.’
  • 30) ‘Since donkeys were first domesticated about six thousand years ago, they have been very important in human economies.’
  • 31) ‘He said that horses and mules and donkeys were attracted to a nearby spring.’
  • 32) ‘Highly intelligent - their fans would argue that they're smarter than horses - donkeys and mules are quick learners.’
  • 33) ‘Because of them, hundreds of other horses, donkeys, and mules will be saved and will know love.’
  • 34) ‘Always make sure horses, ponies and donkeys are stabled while fireworks are being let off.’
  • 35) ‘Horses, ponies and donkeys are overcrowding animal sanctuaries after being abandoned by their owners.’
  • 36) ‘It also gave shelter to abandoned horses, dogs, donkeys and birds.’
  • 37) ‘Mules, typically the result of breeding a male donkey with a female horse, are usually sterile.’
  • 38) ‘As well as farm livestock, there will be showing classes for horses, goats and donkeys.’
  • 39) ‘Miniature donkeys are very popular as companion animals and for show.’
  • 40) ‘A man was riding a donkey, carrying a couple of baskets towards the jetty.’
  • 41) ‘A few moments later, he emerged, riding a fat old donkey.’
  • 42) ‘They head out in the boat and Sancho starts crying after he hears his donkey braying plaintively.’
  • 43) ‘"She was involved in the donkey sanctuary and loved horses and all animals.’
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