pack animal


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pack animal

n.
An animal, such as a mule, used to carry loads.

pack animal

n
an animal, such as a donkey, used to transport goods, equipment, etc

pack′ an`imal


n.
an animal, as a mule or horse, used for carrying loads.
[1840–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pack animal - an animal (such as a mule or burro or horse) used to carry loadspack animal - an animal (such as a mule or burro or horse) used to carry loads
beast of burden, jument - an animal such as a donkey or ox or elephant used for transporting loads or doing other heavy work
packhorse - a workhorse used as a pack animal
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The morning of Powell's departure was, like nearly all Arizona mornings, clear and beautiful; I could see him and his little pack animals picking their way down the mountainside toward the valley, and all during the morning I would catch occasional glimpses of them as they topped a hog back or came out upon a level plateau.
Some half hour later I happened to glance casually across the valley and was much surprised to note three little dots in about the same place I had last seen my friend and his two pack animals.
I left the ship at the first port we came to, not feeling at ease upon the sea after all that had happened to me by reason of it, and having disposed of my ivory for much gold, and bought many rare and costly presents, I loaded my pack animals, and joined a caravan of merchants.
At the appointed time our business committee reported, and said all things were in readdress--that we were to start to-day, with horses, pack animals, and tents, and go to Baalbec, Damascus, the Sea of Tiberias, and thence southward by the way of the scene of Jacob's Dream and other notable Bible localities to Jerusalem--from thence probably to the Dead Sea, but possibly not--and then strike for the ocean and rejoin the ship three or four weeks hence at Joppa; terms, five dollars a day apiece, in gold, and every thing to be furnished by the dragoman.
It is certain that the gulch was at one time pretty thoroughly prospected by miners, who must have had some means of getting in with at least pack animals carrying tools and supplies; their profits, apparently, were not such as would have justified any considerable outlay to connect Macarger's Gulch with any center of civilization enjoying the distinction of a sawmill.
R's such a timeless image--the shadow of a human leading a pack animal," BJ says.
Traveling like a pack animal has its benefits, but one of them is not being able to get out of the house in a timely manner.
Remember a dog is a pack animal who instinctively follows a pack leader.
If you see an animal struggling under its load, you are obligated to remove its load, even if it is someone else's pack animal, and even if it belongs to your worst enemy (Exodus 23:5).
50) a year for each of their hairy yaks, a vital pack animal that is also kept for milk and meat.
The lechero (milkman) leads his pack animal to a rendezvous point where the raw milk begins the next stage of a long and complicated journey that ends several days later when a variety of pasteurized dairy products--milk, yogurt, butter, and cheese--reach the shelves of supermarkets and bodegas throughout the country.
The conditions were challenging, with anyone wishing to traverse the land there having to do so on foot or by pack animal, the inquest was told.