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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jenny  \Jen"ny\,  n.;  pl  {Jennies}. 
  1.  A  familiar  or  pet  form  of  the  proper  name  Jane. 
 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  familiar  name  of  the  European  wren. 
 
  {Jenny  ass}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  female  ass. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jenny  \Jen"ny\,  n.  [A  corruption  of  gin  an  engine;  influenced  by 
  Jenny,  the  proper  name  See  {Gin}  an  engine,  and  cf 
  {Ginny-carriage}.] 
  A  machine  for  spinning  a  number  of  threads  at  once,  --  used 
  in  factories. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Mule  \Mule\  (m[=u]l),  n.  [F.,  a  she-mule,  L.  mula,  fem.  of 
  mulus;  cf  Gr  my`klos,  mychlo`s.  Cf  AS  m[=u]l,  fr  L. 
  mulus.  Cf  {Mulatto}.] 
  1.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  hybrid  animal;  specifically,  one  generated 
  between  an  ass  and  a  mare,  sometimes  a  horse  and  a 
  she-ass.  See  {Hinny}. 
 
  Note:  Mules  are  much  used  as  draught  animals.  They  are  hardy, 
  and  proverbial  for  stubbornness. 
 
  2.  (Bot.)  A  plant  or  vegetable  produced  by  impregnating  the 
  pistil  of  one  species  with  the  pollen  or  fecundating  dust 
  of  another;  --  called  also  {hybrid}. 
 
  3.  A  very  stubborn  person. 
 
  4.  A  machine,  used  in  factories,  for  spinning  cotton,  wool, 
  etc.,  into  yarn  or  thread  and  winding  it  into  cops;  -- 
  called  also  {jenny}  and  {mule-jenny}. 
 
  {Mule  armadillo}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  long-eared  armadillo  (Tatusia 
  hybrida),  native  of  Buenos  Aires;  --  called  also  {mulita}. 
  See  Illust.  under  {Armadillo}. 
 
  {Mule  deer}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  large  deer  ({Cervus,  or  Cariacus 
  macrotis})  of  the  Western  United  States.  The  name  refers 
  to  its  long  ears. 
 
  {Mule  pulley}  (Mach.),  an  idle  pulley  for  guiding  a  belt 
  which  transmits  motion  between  shafts  that  are  not 
  parallel. 
 
  {Mule  twist},  cotton  yarn  in  cops,  as  spun  on  a  mule;  --  in 
  distinction  from  yarn  spun  on  a  throstle  frame. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  jenny 
  n  :  female  donkey  [syn:  {jennet},  {jenny  ass}] 




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