jennet

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n jennet female donkey
    • ***
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Jennet jĕn"nĕt A small Spanish horse; a genet.
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n jennet A small Spanish horse.
    • n jennet See genet.
    • n jennet The female ass; a jenny.
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Jennet jen′et a small Spanish horse
    • Jennet Also Genn′et, Gen′et
    • ***

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. genet, Sp. jinete, orig., a mounted soldier, Ar. zenāta, a tribe of Barbary celebrated for its cavalry

Usage

In literature:

Jennet Clouston and mony mair that he has harried out of house and hame.
"Kidnapped" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Instead of falling, the cursed jennet was irritated, and carried him on more furiously than ever.
"The Man in the Iron Mask" by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
To all whom it may concern schedule pursuant to statute showing return of number of mules and jennets exported from Ballina.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
M. Jennet quotes the elaborate calculation of an ingenious author to show that 100 francs ($20) accumulating at five per cent.
"Usury" by Calvin Elliott
Jennet paused at a door, and rapped.
"Clare Avery" by Emily Sarah Holt
He is the most beautiful creature, a Spanish jennet.
"The Merryweathers" by Laura E. Richards
I ha' sent her seven jennets this day.
"Privy Seal" by Ford Madox Ford
Pouchskin, riding his great French jennet, had started in the advance.
"Bruin" by Mayne Reid
Get you upon your jennet, dame; and, Robin, do you show the way.
"Robin Hood" by Paul Creswick
There he found a horse awaiting him; this he exchanged at the Porte Saint Antoine for a fresh Spanish jennet.
"History of the Rise of the Huguenots" by Henry Baird
***

In poetry:

"To Camelot I heard once from a churl,
That curled me up upon my jennet's neck
With bitter shame; how then, Lord, should I curl
For ages and for ages? dost thou reck
"King Arthur's Tomb" by William Morris