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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

JEN'NY, n. A machine for spinning, moved by water or steam and used in manufactories.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: United States architect who designed the first skyscraper in which a metal skeleton was used (1832-1907) [syn: Jenny, William Le Baron Jenny]
2: female donkey [syn: jennet, jenny, jenny ass]

Merriam Webster's

noun (plural jennies) Etymology: from the name Jenny Date: 1600 1. a. a female bird <a jenny wren> b. a female donkey 2. spinning jenny

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (pl. -ies) 1 hist. = spinning-jenny. 2 a female donkey or ass. 3 a locomotive crane. Phrases and idioms: jenny-wren a popular name for a female wren. Etymology: pet-form of the name Janet

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Jenny Jen"ny, n.; pl. Jennies. 1. A familiar or pet form of the proper name Jane. 2. (Zo["o]l.) A familiar name of the European wren. Jenny ass (Zo["o]l.), a female ass.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Jenny Jen"ny, n. [A corruption of gin an engine; influenced by Jenny, the proper name. See Gin an engine, and cf. Ginny-carriage.] A machine for spinning a number of threads at once, -- used in factories.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Mule Mule (m[=u]l), n. [F., a she-mule, L. mula, fem. of mulus; cf. Gr. my`klos, mychlo`s. Cf. AS. m[=u]l, fr. L. mulus. Cf. Mulatto.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) A hybrid animal; specifically, one generated between an ass and a mare, sometimes a horse and a she-ass. See Hinny. Note: Mules are much used as draught animals. They are hardy, and proverbial for stubbornness. 2. (Bot.) A plant or vegetable produced by impregnating the pistil of one species with the pollen or fecundating dust of another; -- called also hybrid. 3. A very stubborn person. 4. A machine, used in factories, for spinning cotton, wool, etc., into yarn or thread and winding it into cops; -- called also jenny and mule-jenny. Mule armadillo (Zo["o]l.), a long-eared armadillo (Tatusia hybrida), native of Buenos Aires; -- called also mulita. See Illust. under Armadillo. Mule deer (Zo["o]l.), a large deer (Cervus, or Cariacus, macrotis) of the Western United States. The name refers to its long ears. Mule pulley (Mach.), an idle pulley for guiding a belt which transmits motion between shafts that are not parallel. Mule twist, cotton yarn in cops, as spun on a mule; -- in distinction from yarn spun on a throstle frame.

1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

An instrument for lifting up the grate or top of a show-glass, in order to rob it. Cant.

Moby Thesaurus

Partlet, Rocky Mountain canary, ass, biddy, bitch, bossy, brood mare, burro, cow, cuddy, dickey, doe, donkey, ewe, ewe lamb, filly, guinea hen, gyp, heifer, hen, hind, jack, jackass, jennet, jenny ass, lioness, mare, mule, nanny, nanny goat, neddy, peahen, roe, she-bear, she-goat, she-lion, silkworm, slut, sow, spider, spinner, spinning frame, spinning jenny, spinster, throstle, tigress, vixen

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