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1literary(donkey)asno masculinejumento masculine literary
- Need I remind you gentlemen, that an ass is a donkey.
- Then be called ten times a donkey, and a mule, and an ass, and begone, or I'll clear the world of thee!
- But did Avraham sell Sara to an imperial Pharaoh in exchange for sheep, cattle, donkeys, servants, maids, asses, and camels?!
- The evidence of their endeavours is still apparent, with most of the island made over to vast salt-pans and great gatherings of feral asses, descendants of those donkeys that pulled the salt carts.
- Livestock means cattle, horses, asses, mules, hinnies, sheep, pigs, goats, poultry, and deer not in the wild state.
- We stepped off the trail to let her, her horse and the pack-laden ass that was bringing up the rear go by.
- Of course, back then, travel was done on foot, or with an ass or a horse.
- The milk of an ass, a mare, or a goat was put into a leather bag or skin and, tightly closed, this was then suspended beneath the belly of a horse.
- The asses and mules, their loads cast aside for the day, stood idle everywhere in the fields, munching at the parched grass and flinching from flies on a hot summer afternoon.
- Therefore, it was necessary for God to show himself to them and gather them to himself, as he did when he commanded the ass and its colt to be untied and brought to him and took his seat on them according to the law of truth.
- Well it looked like it was going to be a three-horse race, but in the end it was a contest between a horse, a mule and an ass.
- Animals covered include horses, donkeys, asses, cattle, camels, pigs, goats, and sheep, with the most extensive tradition covering the larger species.
2informal(idiot)imbécil masculine, feminineidiota masculine, feminineyou silly ass! — ¡zopenco! informal
- The silly ass asked the electors: ‘Who governs Britain?’
- They are seen for the foolish bunch of asses that they are.
- The fact might well be forgotten, but there are stupid asses who will not let us forget it.
- In fact, I'll go further than that: the reason why it's legitimate to gull people like him into making silly asses of themselves on television is that, in a very important sense, they aren't real at all.
- Jockeys have been making the headlines for all the wrong reasons - too many silly asses have dropped their hands, and lost placings as a result.
- The prospective bridegroom is a silly ass, the best man is a cad and the escort is a bore - so much for the men.
- I can't get an intelligent word out of the silly ass and he's going berserk.
- It is so transparent to sophisticated eyes, and yet those asses in Rawson Square bought it hook, line and sinker.
1(part of body)culo masculine informal, vulgar slang