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1) mule, in zoology. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The name is also sometimes applied to the hinny, the offspring of a male horse and female donkey; hinnies are considered inferior to mules. The mule has many donkey...

2) mule, in manufacturing. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...mule, in manufacturing, in manufacturing: see spinning....

3) mule killer. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...mule killer, see mantid....

4) hinny. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...hinny, see mule....

5) Crompton, Samuel. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...English inventor of the mule spinner, or muslin wheel, an important step in the development of fine cotton spinning. Working as a young man in a spinning mill, he...

6) botfly. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The horse botfly secretes an irritating substance that is used to attach its eggs to the body hairs of a horse, mule, or donkey. When the animal licks off the irritant,...

7) hybrid. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The mule, the hybrid steer, and hybrid corn are examples. Hybridization between cultivars or varieties is often used in agriculture to obtain greater vigor or growth...

8) Bisbee. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...After the rich copper deposits were discovered (c. 1876), the city was built in two steep-sided canyons, Mule Pass Gulch and Brewery Gulch. Nearby is Coronado National...

9) spinning. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...From antiquity until the Industrial Revolution, spinning was a household industry. The roughly carded fiber was at first held in one hand and drawn out and twisted...

10) Bolton. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Manchester metropolitan area. Since the late 18th cent., when spinning factories were built and a canal (1791) was constructed to Manchester, Bolton has been a cotton-textile...

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