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1‘the cart was drawn by a donkey’
British informal moke, neddy
Scottish dated cuddy
2‘you silly donkey!’
‘he joked that he did most of the donkey work for the exhibition’
work, effort, endeavour, toil, labour, exertion, graft, the sweat of one's brow, drudgery
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