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muley

[myoo-lee, moo l-ee] /ˈmyu li, ˈmʊl i/
adjective
1.
(of cattle or deer) hornless; polled.
noun, plural muleys.
2.
any cow.
Also, mulley.
Origin of muley
1565-1575
1565-75; variant of dial. moiley < Irish maol or Welsh moel bald, hornless + -ey1, -ey2
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  • His neck had muscle creases like the folds on the neck of a muley bull.

    Dwellers in the Hills Melville Davisson Post
  • The latter's pony was straining every muscle to overhaul the muley.

    The Pony Rider Boys in Texas

    Frank Gee Patchin
  • Grunty Pig did not even thank the muley Cow for warning him.

    The Tale of Grunty Pig Arthur Scott Bailey
  • I told him I was in search of the wise muley; he answered me that he was the man.

    The Oriental Story Book Wilhelm Hauff
  • "I never did have any use for sheep," Spot told the muley Cow.

  • "The muley Cow didn't say anything about your being invited," he blurted.

  • They had gone to rejoin the man whose voice had been heard calling “muley!”

    The Boy Slaves Mayne Reid
  • muley ran to assist him, while I stayed behind with the horse and camels.

    The Boy Slaves Mayne Reid
  • muley ran after to bring him out, and they were both drowned.

    The Boy Slaves Mayne Reid
  • A few of the farmyard folk were a bit jealous of the muley Cow.

    The Tale of the The Muley Cow Arthur Scott Bailey
British Dictionary definitions for muley

muley

/ˈmjuːlɪ/
adjective
1.
(of cattle) having no horns
noun
2.
any hornless cow
Word Origin
C16: variant of dialect moiley, from Gaelic maol, Welsh moel bald
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