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  • noun Plural form of she-ass.

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Examples

  • The king fell in love with the young Sarah, and gave the pretended brother abundance of sheep, oxen, he-asses, she-asses, camels, men-servants and maid-servants; which proves that Egypt was then a powerful and well-regulated, and consequently an ancient kingdom, and that those were magnificently rewarded who came and offered their sisters to the kings of

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Cavalry and chariots were unknown to the Jews in a mountainous tract, where their first king, when he was elected, had nothing but she-asses.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Commodus the emperor is reported to have done; usually twice a day, and they were after anointed with most costly ointments: rich women bathed themselves in milk, some in the milk of five hundred she-asses at once: we have many ruins of such, baths found in this island, amongst those parietines and rubbish of old Roman towns.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • And five hundred she-asses, at twenty francs an ass

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • If a young peasant, in searching after she-asses finds a kingdom it is no common affair.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Saul, afterwards king of Judah, had only she-asses; and the sons of David all fled upon mules when Absalom had slain his brother Amnon.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • White was the colour of France: the white swans dotting the moat water; the peculiar Loire stone used to build the chateaux, which whitened as it aged; the great white fireplaces with their gilded royal emblems of salamanders and crowned porcupines; the milk from the she-asses the court ladies used for their complexions and which Mary began to use as she grew up; the white lilies of France, the royal flower.

    Mary Queen Of Scotland And The Isles

  • White was the colour of France: the white swans dotting the moat water; the peculiar Loire stone used to build the chateaux, which whitened as it aged; the great white fireplaces with their gilded royal emblems of salamanders and crowned porcupines; the milk from the she-asses the court ladies used for their complexions and which Mary began to use as she grew up; the white lilies of France, the royal flower.

    Mary Queen Of Scotland And The Isles

  • Lafayette sent from Malta a jack and two she-asses which arrived in November 1786.

    Washington

  • Lafayette sent from Malta a jack and two she-asses which arrived in November 1786.

    Washington

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