(myo͞o′lē, mo͝ol′ē, mo͞o′lē)
Having no horns: muley cattle.
n. pl. mu·leys
An animal without horns, especially a cow.

[From Irish Gaelic maol (from Old Irish mael) or from Welsh moel, bald, hornless.]


(ˈmjuːlɪ) or


(Animals) (of cattle) having no horns
(Animals) any hornless cow
[C16: variant of dialect moiley, from Gaelic maol, Welsh moel bald]


(ˈmyu li, ˈmʊl i)

(of cattle or deer) hornless; polled.
[1565–75; variant of dial. moiley < Irish maol or Welsh moel bald, hornless]


A dictionary definition is “naturally hornless,” and indeed hornless cows, particularly hornless old milk cows, were sometimes called muleys. However, the term was also applied to other things that appeared to be missing some feature. One example was the muley cultivator, which was a horse-drawn cultivator designed to not have a tongue.
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We returned to Constantinople, and the following year, seventy-three, it became known that Don John had seized Tunis and taken the kingdom from the Turks, and placed Muley Hamet in possession, putting an end to the hopes which Muley Hamida, the cruelest and bravest Moor in the world, entertained of returning to reign there.
Another trick I tried upon him, which he innocently came into also: his name was Ismael, which they call Muley, or Moely; so I called to him - "Moely," said I, "our patron's guns are on board the boat; can you not get a little powder and shot?
Unlike a whitetail chasing a single doe, a mature muley will have a harem of girls, many of which are going into estrus at the same time.
The incident occurred at the Muley el Mehdi mosque, one of the most important religious sites in Ceuta and where the start of Ramadan has been celebrated for several years.
Take the time a few years ago when I was hunting solo and shot a heavy muley buck in the desert.
But this was a whitetail, not a muley. "There seemed to be points going everywhere, and there were just as many pointing down as there was pointing up," Kyle recalls.
163 to the twisty gravel Moki Dugway on State 261 and the Muley Point overlook.
El Jalifa Muley El Hasan Ben El Mehdi fue un personaje historico y emblematico.
The project is supervised by Dr Deepti Muley of CCE's Department of BNE.
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N Muley have held separate sessions with their staff to boost their morale.