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nodding donkey

noun

  1. informal.
    (in the oil industry) a type of reciprocating pump used to extract oil from an inland well


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Word History and Origins

Origin of nodding donkey1

C20: so called from its shape and movement
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Example Sentences

"I only wish the Nodding Donkey could be here to enjoy it," he went on.

Enough to say that, unlike the Nodding Donkey, they suffered no accident.

"The Nodding Donkey would hardly speak to me if he saw me now," she thought.

The Cat was just telling about the Nodding Donkey, and how he had made the lame boy smile, when she suddenly stopped mewing.

Jeff reached the porch and stretched out his black, dirty hands to take the Nodding Donkey.

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