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  5  definitions  found 
  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 
  {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]: 
  n  1:  sterile  offspring  of  a  male  donkey  and  a  female  horse 
  2:  a  slipper  that  has  no  fitting  around  the  heel  [syn:  {mules}, 
  {scuff},  {scuffs}] 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
    A  multi-lingual  enhancement  of  {GNU  Emacs}.  Mule 
  can  handle  not  only  {ASCII}  characters  (7  bit)  and  {ISO 
  Latin  1}  characters  (8  bit),  but  also  {16-bit  characters}  like 
  Japanese,  Chinese,  and  Korean.  Mule  can  have  a  mixture  of 
  languages  in  a  single  buffer. 
  Mule  runs  under  the  {X  window  system},  or  on  a  {Hangul 
  terminal},  {mterm}  or  {exterm}. 
  Latest  version:  2.3. 
  {Home  (} 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  (Heb.  pered),  so  called  from  the  quick  step  of  the  animal  or  its 
  power  of  carrying  loads.  It  is  not  probable  that  the  Hebrews 
  bred  mules,  as  this  was  strictly  forbidden  in  the  law  (Lev. 
  19:19),  although  their  use  was  not  forbidden.  We  find  them  in 
  common  use  even  by  kings  and  nobles  (2  Sam.  18:9;  1  Kings  1:33; 
  2  Kings  5:17;  Ps  32:9).  They  are  not  mentioned,  however,  till 
  the  time  of  David,  for  the  word  rendered  mules"  (R.V. 
  correctly,  "hot  springs")  in  Gen.  36:24  yemim  properly  denotes 
  the  warm  springs  of  Callirhoe,  on  the  eastern  shore  of  the  Dead 
  Sea.  In  David's  reign  they  became  very  common  (2  Sam.  13:29;  1 
  Kings  10:25). 
  Mules  are  not  mentioned  in  the  New  Testament.  Perhaps  they  had 
  by  that  time  ceased  to  be  used  in  Palestine. 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
  MULtilingual  Enhancement  of  GNU  EMACS  (EMACS,  GNU) 

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