donkey


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donkey:

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hoofed, herbivorous mammal of the genus Equus, closely related to the horse. It is distinguished from the horse by its small size, large head, long ears, and small hooves. There are two living species: Equus hemonius, the Asian ass, and E.
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donkey

[′dəŋ·kē]
(mining engineering)
(vertebrate zoology)
A domestic ass (Equus asinus); a perissodactyl mammal in the family Equidae.

donkey

chooses cuckoo’s singing over nightingale’s. [Ger. Folk-lore and Poetry: Brentano and Arnim, Des Knaben Wunderhorn; NCE, 363]

donkey

1. a long-eared domesticated member of the horse family (Equidae), descended from the African wild ass (Equus asinus)
2. Brit slang, derogatory a footballer known for his or her lack of skill

Donkey

(dreams)
Dreaming about this interesting and amusing animal may have several different and opposing interpretations. Therefore, it is very important that you pay attention to the details and the emotional tone of the dream. A donkey may represent humility, honor, and “royalty” in disguise. On the opposite end of things, it may symbolize stubbornness and an unyielding personality. Also, it may represent a person who has many burdens and carries a “heavy load.” Either way, the individual symbolized by the donkey has redeeming qualities that include ruggedness, endurance, and loyalty.
References in classic literature ?
Oh, I see," remarked the donkey, waving its left ear reflectively.
Oh, we did not mean to be impolite," replied a grey donkey which had not spoken before.
Quite a compliment, I declare," exclaimed the donkey, turning to look at Scraps.
You are wrong in calling me a Munchkin," interrupted the donkey, "for I was born in the Land of Mo and came to visit the Land of Oz on the day it was shut off from all the rest of the world.
There was that rare thing, novelty, about it; it was a fresh, new, exhilarating sensation, this donkey riding, and worth a hundred worn and threadbare home pleasures.
He jumped to the ground, ran up to the donkey on whose back he had been riding, and taking his nose in his hands, looked at him.
Maggie sat down again, with little faith in this promise, though she presently saw the tall girl putting a bridle on the donkey, and throwing a couple of bags on his back.
Then she ate, and, as the others had done, she at once lost her human form, and ran as a donkey into the yard.
But I stick up for the donkey, all the same; he's a patient, good-natured fellow.
Gamfield and the donkey, he smiled joyously when that person came up to read the bill, for he saw at once that Mr.
Between the thin stems of the plane trees the young men could see little knots of donkeys pasturing, and a tall woman rubbing the nose of one of them, while another woman was kneeling by the stream lapping water out of her palms.
Dick about her determination to appeal for redress to the laws of her country, and to bring actions for trespass against the whole donkey proprietorship of Dover, until tea-time.