donkey engine

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  • noun

Synonyms for donkey engine

a locomotive for switching rolling stock in a railroad yard

(nautical) a small engine (as one used on board ships to operate a windlass)

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She is a half-sister to Petit Poucet, a Grade 3 winner in the US who finished third in the Poule d'Essai des Poulains and Secretariat Stakes, and to Donkey Engine, winner of the Group 3 Prix de la Porte Maillot.
The fun always came at about nine o'clock every night when it was necessary for Griffith to switch from one donkey engine to the other.
The bullwhacker and his sturdy team reigned supreme in the Northwest woods until 1881, when a logger in Eureka, California, named John Dolbeer invented the steam-powered donkey engine, from which a cable could be run out to the logs to yard, or gather, them in.
They were Almushtarak, Burden Of Proof (two), Donkey Engine, Pharatta, Second Empire, Tadwiga, Two Twenty-Two (two) and Victory Note (two).
But he meets Andreyev on 4lb worse terms and, like last month's Prix de la Porte Maillot winner, Donkey Engine, his Group 3 penalty may prove too much.
But rather less auspicious was the running of fellow British raider Air Express, a well-beaten fourth of five to Donkey Engine in the Group 3 Prix de la Porte Maillot.