white mule

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nounChiefly Midland and Southern U.S.

Origin of white mule

An Americanism dating back to 1925–30

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How to use white mule in a sentence

  • He drives a white mule, and has managed to put a top of sail cloth on an old ramshackle buggy, which he calls a 'shay.'

    The Cromptons | Mary J. Holmes
  • Two days later he entered the City in triumph riding on a white mule; he was received with "universal joy and acclamation."

  • I still possessed five of my own animals, after a small white mule had been torn to pieces by wolves in Gartok.

  • Then I jumps off my white mule, takes the swab by the heels, an' chucks him over the warehouse into a cactus bush.

    Captain Scraggs | Peter B. Kyne
  • A white mule with red trappings, led by a varlet, carried Sir Nigel's own napery and table comforts.

    The White Company | Arthur Conan Doyle