from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A prairie mule-driver.


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  • "With language that would make a mule-skinner blush," was the reply.

    The Curse of the Pharaohs

  • A mule-skinner in France was trying to drive a mule, with a wagon load, through a hospital gate.

    More Toasts

  • About this time a brother mule-skinner enters, mouthing a corncob pipe.

    The Stars and Stripes The American Soldiers' Newspaper of World War I, 1918-1919

  • The pack mules were being urged on from the rear by a fool mule-skinner, and they had crowded Tony, the Chief's mount, off the trail on to a good-sized rock that stuck out over the brink.

    I Married a Ranger

  • Donald never swore; neither would he tolerate rough language in his presence from an employe; nevertheless, in his delirium he managed, at least once daily, to heap upon the unfortunate Daney a generous helping of invective of a quality that would have made a mule-skinner blush.

    Kindred of the Dust

  • "Borax" O'Rourke, a "mule-skinner" from up Keeler way, who had just arrived in San Pasqual to spend his pay-day after the fashion of the country, heard them also.

    The Long Chance

  • Donna spoke to the Indian in the Cahuilla tongue, and Sam Singer sprang at the mule-skinner like a panther on an unsuspecting deer.

    The Long Chance

  • One was a jolly Irish mule-skinner with a picturesque vocabulary and an inimitable brogue.

    Oh, You Tex!

  • Tascosa, Dinsmore was annoyed to find that Dr. Bridgman had ridden down the river to look after the fractured leg of a mule-skinner.

    Oh, You Tex!

  • "This schoolmarm lady has fainted," announced the mule-skinner.

    Oh, You Tex!


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