Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In zoology: Specifically, the ass, Equus asinus.
  • noun Generically, a subgenus of Equus, including the asses, as the hemione, onager, quagga, zebra, etc.

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Examples

  • The other 'asinus' has been learning his lessons ever since midday, so much has he to do, while you have not even so much as glanced at them; do you wish to be a greater 'asinus' than he?

    Debts of Honor

  • I know it was pointless write this [your not reading it or anything else for that matter], your just going to watch the grass grow and blame the change in wind direction on politics. your still a ignorant Equus asinus [that's proven by the way] -1 Good Comment?

    warming-gate

  • BBB when you can show me something in the asinus or pachyderm bill that shows where government is forcing doctors to work for a government run health care operation to provide public health care services you are just parroting things you have heard.

    Think Progress » Fox Politicizes Clinton’s Heart Surgery, Suggests He Wouldn’t Have Received Treatment Under Health Reform

  • Donkeys, however -- equus asinus- where we get the word asinine -- are principally known for stubbornness, a demonstration of which is now in session.

    Will Durst: Swamp Drainage Detritus

  • Snoogans, connie, asinus gravis, Kaufman- I'll take Relic's old fashioned, patriotic, founded on absolute truth reliance on God and guns commitment, observations and comments here over your anger and desire to distort true American History every time.

    TEXAS FAITH: What's the role of religion in public education? | RELIGION Blog | dallasnews.com

  • Donkeys, however -- equus asinus - where we get the word asinine -- are principally known for stubbornness, a demonstration of which is now in session.

    Will Durst: Swamp Drainage Detritus

  • Donkeys, however -- equus asinus - where we get the word asinine -- are principally known for stubbornness, a demonstration of which is now in session.

    Will Durst: Swamp Drainage Detritus

  • Donkeys, however -- equus asinus- where we get the word asinine -- are principally known for stubbornness, a demonstration of which is now in session.

    Will Durst: Swamp Drainage Detritus

  • This would require the origin of 150 species of horse prior to the gift of donkeys (Equus asinus) from Pharaoh to Abram (Gen. 12:16), which took place ~400 years after the Flood.

    In the Zone - The Panda's Thumb

  • This would require the origin of 150 species of horse prior to the gift of donkeys (Equus asinus) from Pharaoh to Abram (Gen. 12:16), which took place ~400 years after the Flood.

    In the Zone - The Panda's Thumb

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