from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See mule, 4.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A spinning-jenny.
- n. A female mule.
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And what need to cram one's self till the age of twenty with all sorts of knowledge, then to fasten the threads of a mule-jenny or pick coal at the bottom of a pit?
To properly exploit the mule-jenny, engineers, builders, clerks, brigades of workingmen and workingwomen of all sorts, have been needed.