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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.
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The other donkeys by this time were sitting up and examining the strangers with big, glassy eyes.
A fall from one of those donkeys is of little more consequence than rolling off a sofa.
While the donkeys galloped along the stony road, the Marionette fancied he heard a very quiet voice whispering to him:
Immediately the charm worked, and she became a donkey, and ran out to join the old witch, and the dish with the salad in it fell to the ground.
But I stick up for the donkey, all the same; he's a patient, good-natured fellow.
She gave her donkey a sharp cut with a switch and started forward.
They thought and they thought, till at last they cut down a pole, tied the donkey's feet to it, and raised the pole and the donkey to their shoulders.
Quite a compliment, I declare," exclaimed the donkey, turning to look at Scraps.
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.
Gamfield and the donkey, he smiled joyously when that person came up to read the bill, for he saw at once that Mr.
But that bonny-cheeked lass was blessed with an elasticity of spirits that secured her from any rankling grief; and by the time the grand climax of the donkey-race came on, her disappointment was entirely lost in the delightful excitement of attempting to stimulate the last donkey by hisses, while the boys applied the argument of sticks.
The second act opened before Philly Doyle's underground still, with Peggy and her battered donkey come in to smuggle a load of potheen across the bog, and to bring Philly word of what was doing in the world without, and of what was happening along the roadsides and ditches with the first gleam of fine weather.