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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 three living species: Equus hemonius, the Asian wild ass; 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.
There was a muleteer to every donkey and a dozen volunteers beside, and they banged the donkeys with their goad sticks, and pricked them with their spikes, and shouted something that sounded like "Sekki- yah!" and kept up a din and a racket that was worse than Bedlam itself.
I much prefer riding one of these donkeys," cried Pinocchio.
No sooner, however, had she swallowed them than she lost human form, and ran into the courtyard in the shape of a donkey.
"Now let's leave the donkey and go on to other matters.
'Nor never vill; and there's another thing that no man never see, and that's a dead donkey. No man never see a dead donkey 'cept the gen'l'm'n in the black silk smalls as know'd the young 'ooman as kep' a goat; and that wos a French donkey, so wery likely he warn't wun o' the reg'lar breed.'
"These little donkeys stand anything, n'est-ce pas ?" Mrs.
The one great outrage of her life, demanding to be constantly avenged, was the passage of a donkey over that immaculate spot.
Well, the Man didn't know what to do, but at last he took his Boy up before him on the Donkey. By this time they had come to the town, and the passers-by began to jeer and point at them.
"Certainly," said the donkey. "Advice doesn't cost anything--unless you follow it.
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 growled a fierce imprecation on the donkey generally, but more particularly on his eyes; and, running after him, bestowed a blow on his head, which would inevitably have beaten in any skull but a donkey's.