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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

beast′ of bur′den(n.)

  1. an animal used for carrying heavy loads or pulling heavy equipment, as a donkey, mule, or ox.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. beast of burden, jument(noun)

    an animal such as a donkey or ox or elephant used for transporting loads or doing other heavy work


  1. beast of burden(Noun)

    A draught animal that carries or pulls heavy loads, such as a donkey, mule, or ox.

  2. beast of burden(Noun)

    Any domesticated animal trained to perform tasks for humans, such as a herding dog or trained falcon.


  1. Beast of Burden

    "Beast of Burden" is a song by English rock band The Rolling Stones, featured on the 1978 album Some Girls. In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine ranked the song #435 on their list of "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time" and #433 on the 500 Greatest Rock and Roll Songs of all time.


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