The mules were harnessed and ready to go.
A horse and rider could cover more distance in a day that the mules could pulling the heavy freight wagons.
Get those mules inside the circle of wagons and be ready for trouble.
15o,ooo horses and mules are maintained on a peace footing and oo,ooo on a war footing.
Coal was brought down from the hills on the backs of mules, and iron carried in two-ton wagons.
We visit the horses and mules in their stalls and hunt for eggs and feed the turkeys.
She fed and hobbled the mules and then started a fire to cook supper.
Fritz and Royce were watching the mules in a makeshift corral outside the wagons.
In 1392 a law put an end to riding in the Merceria, on account of the crowd, and all horses and mules were obliged to carry bells to warn foot-passengers.
Indian corn, flour, cattle, horses, mules and hides are exported to the neighbouring states.
The mules were lathered - a condition that could be dangerous in the desert.
Grabbing an armful of the hay they had packed around the supplies in each wagon, she dropped it on the sand and the mules eagerly began devouring it.
The Indians were stealing the mules left outside the wagons.
They packed as much as they could on six mules and left the other six for riding.
Farmers of the Piedmont Plateau formerly kept large numbers of horses and cattle from April to November in ranges in the Mountain Region, but with the opening of portions of that country to cultivation the business of pasturage declined, except as the cotton plantations demanded an increased supply of mules; there were 25,259 mules in 1850, 110,011 in 1890, 138,786 in 1900, and 181,000 in 1910.
Mules are universally employed for animal traction, and narrow gauge lines with single-mule trams are generally used where the traffic is light.
The hardier mules are generally employed for draught, carriage, and saddle purposes in every part of the country, and their breeding is a lucrative industry in the southern states.
Next in value came wool (£226,000), horses and mules (£110,000), skins, hides and horns (£106,000), tobacco (£89,000), tin, coal, copper and lead.
This change is due to the decline of horseand cattle-rearing in the llanos, partly in consequence of political disturbances and partly of a murrain which broke out in 1843 among horses, mules and asses.
Mules are bred in Piura and Apurimac, and are highly esteemed for mountain travel.
Columbia is in a fine farming region; is engaged extensively in the mining and shipping of phosphates; has an important trade in live-stock, especially mules; manufactures cotton, lumber, flour, bricks, pumps and woollen goods; and has marble and stone works.
Besides coffee there is a large trade in durra, the kat plant (used by the Mahommedans as a drug), ghee, cattle, mules and camels, skins and hides, ivory and gums. The import trade is largely in cotton goods, but every kind of merchandise is included.
In the number of mules the state ranked first by a wide margin in 1900, with 474,737 head, and in 1910 with 702,000 head.
At first the rolls were driven by workmen by means of cranks, but later they were worked by horses, mules or water-power.
Its chief exports are diamonds, live stock (cattle, horses and mules, sheep and goats), wool, mohair, coal, wheat and eggs.
Besides valuable contingents of the celebrated Balearic slingers, the Romans derived from their new conquest mules (from Minorca), edible snails, sinope and pitch.
The chief wealth of the Arab tribes of the plateaus consists in their immense flocks of sheep. The horses and mules of Algeria are noted; and the native cattle are an excellent stock on which to graft the better European varieties.
The mule path descends on the south side of the pass by an extraordinary series of zigzags, made accessible for mules (though no rider is now allowed to descend on mule-back) by a band of Tirolese workmen in 1740-1741.
In the Blue Grass Region many thoroughbred shorthorn cattle and fine mules are raised.
The numbers of horses, mules, cattle and sheep increased quite steadily from 1850 to 1900, but the number of swine in 1880 and in 1900 was nearly one-third less than in 1850.
The remount depot is maintained; horses and mules thrive here.
According to this report, which is not strictly trustworthy, there were in the republic 5,142,457 cattle, 859,217 horses, 334,435 mules, 287,991 asses, 3,424,430 sheep, 4,206,011 goats and 616,139 swine.
A few mules are sent to Central America, but the home demand usually exceeds the supply.
Either mules, ring frames, cap or flyer frames, the choice of machine being determined by the size or count of yarn intended to be produced.
The number of mules increased steadily from 2259 in 1850 to 43,000 in 1910.
In 1858 it became the headquarters of a great freighting-firm that distributed supplies for the United States government among the army posts between the Missouri river and the Rocky Mountains; in seven months in 1859 this one firm employed 602 men, used 517 wagons, 5682 oxen, and 75 mules, and shipped 2,782,258 lb.
Shawnee is situated in a fine agricultural region, is a shipping-point for alfalfa, cotton and potatoes, is an important market for mules, and has large railway repair shops, and cotton-gins and cotton compresses; among its manufactures are cotton-seed oil, cotton goods, lumber, bricks and flour.
The neighbouring country is devoted principally to raising horses, mules and cattle; and in addition to hides and leather, it exports rubber and other forest products.
Feeding and harnessing the cantankerous mules wasn't exactly the highlight of her day.
One of the mules bared its teeth at him.
You and your mules have a lot in common, you know that?
The space inside the wagons was a din of screaming mules and men.
That left only a dozen mules and the bay.
Or, we could throw our saddles on the mules and use the rest for pack animals.
On the other hand, if you abandoned the wagons and rode the mules, you might be able to keep ahead of the Indians.
Saddle a mule for each person; pack all the supplies you might need on the extra mules and burn the rest of the supplies.
By then the mules will be rested.
The morning was getting hot by the time they managed to water the mules and fill their canteens.
They've got mules to eat now, why would they want to follow us?
Let's give the mules a rest while I look over our back trail.
I Includes horses, mules and asses.
The tax on property in mortmain, dues for the verification of weights and measures, the tax on royalties from mines, on horses, mules and carriages, on cycles, &c.
If Naaman was to be healed, it could only be in a Palestinian river, and :two mules' load of earth would be the only permanent guarantee of Yahweh's effective blessing on the Syrian general in his Syrian home.
Great attention is given to the rearing of horses and mules, and the royal stud used to be remarkable for the beauty of its cream-coloured breed.
Releasing the break, she slapped the lines on the back of the mules and clicked her tongue against the roof of her mouth.
She was tending the mules when she saw a rider on top of a sand dune.
Get those mules in here!
Two mules had to be shot.
But the mules have been working all day.
I can close my eyes and see the hustle-bustle of the village, the children playing, the pack mules and miners, the ladies decked out in long dresses and fur muffs.
The native breed of mules is remarkably fine.