Mules


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Mules

(myūlz),
Philip H., English ophthalmologist, 1843-1905. See: Mules operation.
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Behind the mule there was a camel, with his big soft feet squelching and slipping in the mud, and his neck bobbing to and fro like a strayed hen's.
Before him went the mules drawing the four-wheeled waggon, and driven by wise Idaeus; behind these were the horses, which the old man lashed with his whip and drove swiftly through the city, while his friends followed after, wailing and lamenting for him as though he were on his road to death.
she is an old steady mare, with a little bell round her neck; and wherever she goes, the mules, like good children, follow her.
On this he gave his orders to the servants, who got the waggon out, harnessed the mules, and put them to, while the girl brought the clothes down from the linen room and placed them on the waggon.
I can send you by boat as far as the river travel is good, and then have mules and ox-carts in waiting."
The guides called to the mules, the mules pricked up their drooping heads, the travellers' tongues were loosened, and in a sudden burst of slipping, climbing, jingling, clinking, and talking, they arrived at the convent door.
His servant, as tall as himself, but gaunt and raw-boned, had swung the bales on the back of one mule, while the merchant mounted upon the other and rode to join the party.
``Fetch him his mule,'' said the Pilgrim; ``and, hearest thou, let me have another, that I may bear him company till he is beyond these parts I will return it safely to some of Cedric's train at Ashby.
The mule was shy, and was so frightened at her bridle being seized that rearing up she flung her rider to the ground over her haunches.
"That is a pretty good joke," said the Reporter, laughing as well as he could in the strangling rain - "a mule driver's prayer answered!"
Michael saw, without fully appreciating, the use of the spiked saddle on the bucking mule. The mule was fat and good-natured the first day of its appearance in the arena.
He had thought of a fine revenge upon the officer who had referred to him and his fellows as mule drivers.