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mule train

a line of pack mules or a line of wagons drawn by mules.
Origin of mule train
1840-50, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The freight capacity of the mule-train placed a narrow limit upon the profits and extent of trade.

    The Last American Frontier Frederic L. (Frederic Logan) Paxson
  • The mule-train with our tents and baggage passed us in the valley while we were sweltering under the hawthorns.

  • On the trail the mule-train is under a system of discipline almost as severe as that on board of a man-of-war.

  • The enemy was still pressing on, and the mule-train of small ammunition could not be got up under the heavy fire.

  • There is no chance of stopping another reco (that is, a mule-train, sirs) now.

    Westward Ho! Charles Kingsley
  • The mule-train looks oddly enough, and yet through these muddy roads it seems to be a necessity.

  • I soon secured transportation with a mule-train for Deadwood.

    Thirty Years on the Frontier Robert McReynolds

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