Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A driver of mules; a muleteer.

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Examples

  • "Louise Martin tells us that 'they did not know what to call the manipulator-actor back in that day,' and that Van Volkenburg, with some misgivings, hit on the word puppeteer following from the term for a mule-driver, a muleteer."

    Robert Loerzel: Chicago, "Puppeteer" City

  • "Louise Martin tells us that 'they did not know what to call the manipulator-actor back in that day,' and that Van Volkenburg, with some misgivings, hit on the word puppeteer following from the term for a mule-driver, a muleteer."

    Robert Loerzel: Chicago, "Puppeteer" City

  • The story focuses on the lives of relatively ordinary people, the middle-ranking warrior-farmers or people further down the social pecking order such as a mule-driver, a miner and a widow who takes in lodgers.

    The Whispering Bell, by Brian Sellars. Book review

  • The story focuses on the lives of relatively ordinary people, the middle-ranking warrior-farmers or people further down the social pecking order such as a mule-driver, a miner and a widow who takes in lodgers.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • And as for your confession that you are only a common servant, by that you only fan the passion of the lady who burns for you, for some women will only kindle for canaille and cannot work up an appetite unless they see some slave or runner with his clothing girded up: a gladiator arouses one, or a mule-driver all covered with dust, or some actor posturing in some exhibition on the stage.

    Satyricon

  • Finally, the slave stepped out into the middle of the floor and waved his pipes in imitation of a flute-player; then, with a whip and a smock, he enacted the part of a mule-driver.

    Satyricon

  • Every carrier and mule-driver has two meals a day, consisting each of a couple of courses and a dessert, with tolerable small wine.

    Travels through France and Italy

  • There was no lack of company along the road: donkeys numberless, camels by twos and threes; now a mule-driver, trudging along the road, chanting a most queer melody; now a lady, in white veil, black mask, and yellow papooshes, bestriding her ass, and followed by her husband, — met us on the way; and most people gave a salutation.

    Notes of a Journey From Cornhill to Grand Cairo

  • If the muleteer overcharges them, he makes a boast of it wherever he goes, the traveller is immediately known to be a person little conversant with the customs of the country, and he may be sure to be dealt with accordingly, in every respect, whereever the mule-driver accompanies him.

    Travels in Nubia

  • In the chimney-seats sat a young mule-driver, who had left his two mules at the door of the inn, and opposite him an elderly stout man.

    Twilight in Italy

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