• The Ass in the Lion's Skin
    The Ass in the Lion's Skin
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Asse (Zoöl) A small foxlike animal (Vulpes cama) of South Africa, valued for its fur.
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The Cock, the Ass and the Lion The Cock, the Ass and the Lion
The Ass and the Sick Lion The Ass and the Sick Lion
Hans, Joseph and Three Asses Hans, Joseph and Three Asses
An ass in a lion's skin watches as animals and men stampede away from him An ass in a lion's skin watches as animals and men stampede away from him
A cock riding an ass A cock riding an ass
An ass chasing a lion out of a shed An ass chasing a lion out of a shed

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Over 23% of all photocopier faults worldwide are caused by people sitting on them and photocopying their asses.
    • n asse Obsolete spelling of ass.
    • n asse A name of the caama, a small African fox, Vulpes caama.
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  • Jim Carrey
    Jim Carrey
    “Until Ace Ventura, no actor had considered talking through his ass.”
  • Maya Angelou
    “I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life's a bitch. You've got to go out and kick ass.”
  • Arthur Schopenhauer
    “Books are like a mirror. If an ass looks in, you can't expect an angel to look out.”
  • William James
    “We want all our friends to tell us our bad qualities; it is only the particular ass that does so whom we can't tolerate.”
  • Proverb
    “If an ass goes traveling it will not come home a horse.”
  • Martin Luther
    “So our Lord God commonly gave riches to those gross asses to whom he vouchsafed nothing else.”


Chaps my ass - When something/someone really annoys you, it chaps your ass.
Every ass likes to hear himself bray - This means that people like the sound of their own voice.
Pull numbers out of your ass - (USA) If sopmeone pulls numbers out of their ass, they give unreliable or unsubstantiated figures to back their argument.


In literature:

At first the Angel is seen only by the ass, which arouses Balaam's anger by its efforts to avoid the Angel.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2" by Various
And the ass said unto Balaam, Am not I thine ass, upon which thou hast ridden all thy life long unto this day?
"Select Masterpieces of Biblical Literature" by Various
Indeed, I have been a complete ass, and I know it.
"The Wind in the Willows" by Kenneth Grahame
If not I will transform you into an ass, and heavy loads shall be piled on your back, and men shall ride you.
"The Olive Fairy Book" by Various
It was brought on pack asses along these roads.
"The History of London" by Walter Besant
Whilst he was thus employed, he saw afar off ten asses laden with packs, and a lion by the last of them, coming along the path.
"Mediaeval Tales" by Various
She might have tipped me off before I made such an ass of myself.
"Cleek, the Master Detective" by Thomas W. Hanshew
He said that if he lived in a house called Granville it would make him feel a silly ass.
"The Combined Maze" by May Sinclair
I'm not like that old ass Ballantyne.
"The Belovéd Vagabond" by William J. Locke
ASS'N., by Mrs. G. A. L. Merrifield, Treas., $33.64.
"The American Missionary -- Volume 54, No. 3, July, 1900" by Various

In poetry:

And he told the Ox of a Manger
And a Stall in Bethlehem,
And he spoke to the Ass of a Rider,
That rode to Jerusalem.
"Eddi's Service" by Rudyard Kipling
I know a nation, combed and clean,
with comely lads and lasses,
loyal liegemen ever keen
to lick their masters' asses.
"Table Hymn" by Jonas Hallgrimsson
THE Wild Ass lounges, legs struck out
In vagrom unconcern:
The tombs o Achaemenian kings
Are for those hooves to spurn.
"Wild Ass" by Padraic Colum
For every blooded horse one meets,
Or clever mare he passes,
He finds in all the city streets
A score of brainless asses.
"The Farmer's Appeal From A Jackass To The Mayor" by David John Scott
So, like any idiot ass
Hungry for the fragrant fodder,
Placed between two bales of grass,
Lo, I doubt, delay, and dodder!
"Heine's "Widow Or Daughter?"" by Eugene Field

Now as the scout his labor pressed
At last he seemed to feel
A slimy thing crawl from his ass
And purr against his heel.
"The Turds of the Scouts" by General George S Patton Jnr

In news:

'Bachelorette': You May Kiss the Bride's Ass.
Who hasn't gone to the National Museum of Natural History and stared longingly at the 45.52 carat monolith that is the Hope Diamond, hoping to someday place that gaudy-ass pendant around their own neck.
Furthermore, what value and benefits can you gain from asse.
To make you get your ass off the couch.
"No lipo on my ass.".
The potential Republican field is made up of two distinct types of candidates: loony -ass, polarizing insurgents like Donald Trump and waffling, opportunistic bores like Mitt Romeny.
The band, now performing as a five piece, show off new members by kicking some serious ass on stage.
Assembly/ Machinist Close tolerance ass'y.
Step up for Margin Call , a thrillingly intense look at what went down through the prism of one unnamed Wall Street investment firm trying to save its ass before Armageddon.
Mehdy continues to explore Jerusalem with an old friend and then meets up with the guy who offered to kick his ass using Krav Maga fighting techniques.
New York Giants linebacker Mathias Kiwanuka understands why Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones wants to beat the "Giants' ass" so badly.
They do some crazy ass stuff.
A killer triple bill at Bogart's in Corryville tonight features three of the more kick-ass bands from the new breed of Rock & Roll buzz bands.
Watch Carmello Raccubia of Stage Door East Deli and Pizzeria go all "3 Tenors" on your ass.

In science:

Before introducing the theorem formally, we define the cl ass of vectors Es , for a particular integer 1 ≤ s ≤ p/2, that are relevant to the RE Assumption 1.1 and 1.2.
Restricted Eigenvalue Conditions on Subgaussian Random Matrices
E ×S 1 P → X One can check that the 2–form Ωass = ΩX + ΩE + d(αµ) on E × P descends to a well-defined 2-form on E ×S 1 P → X .
An invariant of link cobordisms from symplectic Khovanov homology
Furthermore, on a neighbourhood of µ−1 (0): • Ωass is symplectic where ΩE is symplectic; • Ωass is symplectic on restriction to fibres over D where ΩE .
An invariant of link cobordisms from symplectic Khovanov homology
Seidel and Smith show that, where it symplectic, Ωass is K¨ahler with respect to ˜J std .
An invariant of link cobordisms from symplectic Khovanov homology
To define them, it suffices to have an exact, S 1 –equivariant K¨ahler form ˜Ω which is equal to Ωass on some neighbourhood of ˜Q ⊂ µ−1 (0) and which is equal to −d(d ˜ρ ◦ ˜J std ) on the complement of some slightly larger neighbourhood.
An invariant of link cobordisms from symplectic Khovanov homology