mule


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hybrid offspring of a male donkey and a female horse

a slipper that has no fitting around the heel

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He must have been the one that flopped into my tent, for he called to the mule, "What shall I do?
Oh, it was you," said the mule, "you and your friends, that have been disturbing the camp?
The mule was shy, and was so frightened at her bridle being seized that rearing up she flung her rider to the ground over her haunches.
A burning torch lay on the ground near the first man whom the mule had thrown, by the light of which Don Quixote perceived him, and coming up to him he presented the point of the lance to his face, calling on him to yield himself prisoner, or else he would kill him; to which the prostrate man replied, "I am prisoner enough as it is; I cannot stir, for one of my legs is broken: I entreat you, if you be a Christian gentleman, not to kill me, which will be committing grave sacrilege, for I am a licentiate and I hold first orders.
He's good-natured at heart, and he's the gratefullest mule I've ever seen in the business.
The mule always appears to me a most surprising animal.
They had then waylaid the present detachment, and were actually housed in perfect silence within their fort, when the mule of the trapper made such a dead point.
If you do not go, sir," said De Guiche, "remember that we have two steeds able to catch your mule and the power of having you seized wherever you may be; and then I swear your trial will be summary; one can always find a tree and a cord.
Travel by mules and ox-carts is slow and sure, but the roads are very bad, as I have heard from friends who have made explorations in Honduras.
The beeves are of several kinds; one sort they have without horns, which are of no other use than to carry burthens, and serve instead of mules.
Every lady must doubtless be incommoded by having to do with that proverbially unaccommodating animal, the mule.
Sir Nigel rode in front with his squires, while the two archers followed behind with the sumpter mule between them.
Fetch him his mule,'' said the Pilgrim; ``and, hearest thou, let me have another, that I may bear him company till he is beyond these parts I will return it safely to some of Cedric's train at Ashby.
He is to take such gifts with him as shall give satisfaction to Achilles, and he is to go alone, with no other Trojan, save only some honoured servant who may drive his mules and waggon, and bring back the body of him whom noble Achilles has slain.
Ask your father, therefore, to have a waggon and mules ready for us at daybreak, to take the rugs, robes, and girdles, and you can ride, too, which will be much pleasanter for you than walking, for the washing-cisterns are some way from the town.