mule skinner

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mule skinner

[′myül ‚skin·ər]
(mining engineering)
A mule driver.
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16) They carried out the typical occupations assigned to Africans living in Spanish American urban centers as domestic laborers, wet nurses, textile workers, bodyguards, muleteers, foodvendors, etc.
A standard package for a two-day ascent of Toubkal, including guide, cooks, mules, muleteers, accommodation and food, costs PS200.
For, in fact, just as the mule will have to be beaten again and again for the animal to obey the muleteer, one cannot but wonder whether Giosefo has been able to reform his wife once and for all with those beatings, or whether he will need to resort to more and more beatings in order to control her also in the future.
In 1825, shortly after Peruvian independence, an indigenous muleteer, Antonio Abad Huachaca, led a peasant uprising that sought to reinstate Ferdinand VII as monarch of Peru.
It is stated that the merchants and bankers who have hitherto been in the habit of sending groups of money about the island in charge of a muleteer and without any escort will no longer be able to do so; and there is some apprehension that the criminal ranks of the population will be swelled by the addition of a more daring and adventurous class than have hitherto found their way here.
This scrupulous precision enables him to inform us that there were precisely twelve mules in the train of the muleteer of Arevalo when he stopped at the inn of Juan Palomeque to indulge his amorous inclination for Maritornes.
34) He wrote about 'the complete uselessness' and 'the stupidity, brutality and vulgarity of the life' of 'legionary Schroder, former gravedigger and actually muleteer and "alter Mann"'.
The reason for accepting it is the following: the transportation of the money for the sake of whom solicits the exchange warrants a price, since the muleteer and navigator licitly charge payment for transporting money from one place to another.
Susan Soderburgh, a former Bullocks store manager, is now a certified mule skinner, or muleteer.
Wingate, becoming a muleteer, looking after a pony to carry the wounded and a mule to carry food, hay and ammunition, as well as an occasional sentry.
Many of the Don's adventures are straight farce: as when Maritornes, the greasy Joan of a shabby inn, fumbling to find her muleteer lover among those sleeping in the inn loft, stumbles into the knight's arms.
Although the patient lived in Bolivia, he worked as a muleteer in Rio Blanco River in Salta Province, Argentina for 2 months and came back to Bolivia 3 weeks before his illness.