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mule train

a line of pack mules or a line of wagons drawn by mules.
Origin of mule train
An Americanism dating back to 1840-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Came in on the mule train this morning: says he can do the work and wants the job.

    Frenzied Fiction Stephen Leacock
  • Early next morning our train was on the road, and the mule train, at the generals suggestion, fell in and kept company.

    Then and Now Robert Vaughn
  • A picked bull train, he allowed, could beat a mule train all hollow on a long haul.

    An Autobiography of Buffalo Bill (Colonel W. F. Cody) Buffalo Bill (William Frederick Cody)
  • A mule train was to start a week after Simpson's lightning bulls began their westward course.

    An Autobiography of Buffalo Bill (Colonel W. F. Cody) Buffalo Bill (William Frederick Cody)
  • It was cursed with some officers in 61-62 whose qualifications only fitted them for service with a mule train.

    Drum Taps in Dixie Delavan S. Miller
  • Just before the conflict the Greeks met a mule train laden with selinon, or wild celery, the plant used at funerals.

    Vistas in Sicily Arthur Stanley Riggs
  • He was to find out on what night, and at what hour, the mule train set out with its precious burden for Nombre de Dios.

  • It is certainly provoking that we lost the mule train of gold, particularly as we were betrayed by one of our own men.

  • The stout Abbot and his jolly monks, us setting off afoot with a mule train, the prayer delivered over us as we start.

  • It is easy to-day, but Smith had no map, no trail, no transportation save that of the horse and mule train.

    The Way to the West Emerson Hough

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