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  • n. A female ass, female donkey.


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  • Then he cast it and drew it up, when, behold, it was heavy, and the fisherman said, “O trumpeter, an the net be caught on one of the rocks, drag it not too hard, or I twill break and by Allah, I will take thy she-ass in payment thereof!”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • By Allah, none took my gown and turband but thou, and except thou give them back to me at once, I will throw thee off the back of that she-ass thou ridest and come down on thy pate with this quarterstaff, till thou canst not stir!

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Balaam's oracular she-ass may have been a manifestation of the spirit of Anah, as Balaam himself was another name for Baal.

    Archive 2008-03-01

  • In Persia they breed asses for the saddle, a cross between a tamed onager and a she-ass, and they paint them red, following immemorial tradition.

    The Magic Skin

  • In the cathedral of Rouen there was on Christmas day a procession, in which ecclesiastics, chosen for the purpose, represented the prophets of the Old Testament, who foretold the birth of the Messiah, and — which may have given the feast its name — Balaam appeared, mounted on a she-ass; but as

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • SIR S.L. (aside) She jingles like a she-ass at a fair!

    Between the Acts

  • In his little cart drawn by a she-ass which he stopped in front of each house before entering the courtyard, the old-clothes man, brandishing a whip, intoned:

    The Captive

  • A mare, then, breeds at intervals; a she-ass breeds on and on without intermission.

    The History of Animals

  • The ass lives for more than thirty years, and the she-ass lives longer than the male.

    The History of Animals

  • The she-ass has milk in the tenth month of pregnancy.

    The History of Animals


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