Mule armadillo(Zoöl.), a long- eared armadillo (Tatusia hybrida), native of Buenos Aires; — called also mulita. See Illust. under Armadillo.Mule deer(Zoöl.), a large deer (Cervus, or Cariacus, macrotis) of the Western United States. The name refers to its long ears.Mule pulley(Mach.), an idle pulley for guiding a belt which transmits motion between shafts that are not parallel.Mule twist, cotton yarn in cops, as spun on a mule; — in distinction from yarn spun on a throstle frame.

(Mule"-jen`ny) n. See Mule, 4.

(Mu`le*teer") n. [F. muletier, fr. mulet a mule, dim. fr. L. mulus.] One who drives mules.

(Mule"wort`) n. (Bot.) A fern of the genus Hemionitis.

(Mu"ley) n. (Sawmills) A stiff, long saw, guided at the ends but not stretched in a gate.

Muley axle(Railroad), a car axle without collars at the outer ends of the journals. Forney.

(Mul"ey) n. See Mulley.

(Mu`li*eb"ri*ty) n. [L. muliebritas, fr. muliebris belonging to a woman, fr. mulier a woman.]

1. The state of being a woman or of possessing full womanly powers; womanhood; — correlate of virility.

2. Hence: Effeminancy; softness.

(||Mu"li*er) n. [L., a woman.]

1. A woman.

2. (Law) (a) Lawful issue born in wedlock, in distinction from an elder brother born of the same parents before their marriage; a lawful son. (b) (Civ. Law) A woman; a wife; a mother. Blount. Cowell.

(Mu"li*er*ly), adv. In the manner or condition of a mulier; in wedlock; legitimately. [Obs.]

(Mu"li*er*ose`) a. [L. mulierosus.] Fond of woman. [R.] Charles Reade.

(Mu`li*er*os"i*ty) n. [L. mulierositas.] A fondness for women. [R.] Dr. H. More.

(Mu"li*er*ty) n. (Law) Condition of being a mulier; position of one born in lawful wedlock.

(Mul"ish) a. Like a mule; sullen; stubborn.Mul"ish*ly, adv.Mul"ish*ness, n.

(Mull) n. [Perh. contr. fr. mossul. See Muslin.] A thin, soft kind of muslin.

1. (Zoöl.) A hybrid animal; specifically, one generated between an ass and a mare, sometimes a horse and a she-ass. See Hinny.

Mules are much used as draught animals. They are hardy, and proverbial for stubbornness.

2. (Bot.) A plant or vegetable produced by impregnating the pistil of one species with the pollen or fecundating dust of another; — called also hybrid.

3. A very stubborn person.

4. A machine, used in factories, for spinning cotton, wool, etc., into yarn or thread and winding it into cops; — called also jenny and mule-jenny.

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