mule skinner


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mule skinner

[′myül ‚skin·ər]
(mining engineering)
A mule driver.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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It was a mule skinner who knew what every Soldier knew, to have any chance they would have to fight as a team.
Will's booked a "mule skinner" to take us high into the Colorado Rockies where we'll have nothing to do but watch clouds sail in faultless skies, wildflowers nod on mountain breezes, young bighorn sheep playing in meadows of vibrant green.
Drapers other pop hits included "Seventeen" (1955), "Are You Satisfied?" (1955), "In The Middle of the House" (1956), "Freight Train" (1957) and versions of "Mule Skinner Blues" (1960) and "Night Life" (1963).
The Idaho-born mule skinner, whose pack-train adventures deep in the Bitterroot Mountains are legendary, still takes on assignments that would make the inexperienced drivers call for their mother.
There's pure joy in Stephen Earnhart's "Mule Skinner Blues," which resembles a more humanistic "American Movie" set in a way-down-South Florida beach town where the locals daydream about horror movies starring "realistic" mud-caked gorillas and sing blues ballads about getting pulled over for drunk driving.
A second, equally rough-looking, resembled a bearded mule skinner. The third, a grizzled prospector apparently down on his luck, wore wire rims and shabby garb.