domestic ass


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n domestic ass domestic beast of burden descended from the African wild ass; patient but stubborn
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In literature:

The domesticated species comprise the dog, horse, ass, pig, goat, sheep, and several bovine races.
"The Geological Evidence of The Antiquity of Man" by Charles Lyell
The domestic cattle are horses, asses, oxen, sheep and goats, and a few camels.
"Narrative of a Mission to Central Africa Performed in the Years 1850-51, Volume 2" by James Richardson
His domestic virtues, however, were sadly lost on Fernhurst, who looked on him as a general buffoon, a hopeless ass.
"The Loom of Youth" by Alec Waugh
I do not know whether this species is ever known to bray like the ordinary domestic ass.
"Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon" by Robert A. Sterndale
ASS, early domestication of the, i.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Volume II (of 2)" by Charles Darwin
The use of the camel, the llama, the horse, and the ass for packing became very common after their domestication.
"History of Human Society" by Frank W. Blackmar
Nevertheless, the hog, cat, horse, and ass, whose bones are found in the alluvial deposits, may have been domesticated.
"The Ethnology of the British Islands" by Robert Gordon Latham

In news:

Ten wild-ass skeletons, showing clear signs of domestication , were found in mud-brick tombs linked to an Egyptian pharaoh.
But only recently did scientists study the bones in detail to reveal the true significance of the discovery: The skeletons represent the first clear evidence of the domestication of the wild ass.