burro burro  /ˈbɜ roʊ/


  • (n) small donkey used as a pack animal


  1. Next to the ox that pulls his plow, the Mexican peon's most valued possession is his wistful little burro.
  2. On their way through Death Valley they spotted an occasional prospector trudging along beside his burro.
  3. Ambushed, he whipped his gift-laden burro off into the jungle and escaped while the Indians chased and killed the burro.


  1. Adopt wild horses, burros this weekend

    The opportunity to adopt a wild horse or burro comes this week as the Bureau of Land Management and Napa Valley Horsemen's Association host Napa Mustang Days at the Napa Horsemen's Association Grounds, 1200 Foster Road, in Napa.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Vacaville Reporter

  2. Wild horse, burro roundups are costly, ineffective, study says

    The government's program of rounding up wild horses and burros is costly and does little to stem the growth of herds - and may actually be helping herds grow, a new report said Wednesday.
    on June 6, 2013     Source: KTAR 92.3 Phoenix

  3. National Academy Report Finds Serious Fault with BLM's Wild Horse and Burro Management Program

    WASHINGTON, June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) welcomes a new report by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) that clearly indicates the need for a major overhaul in the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) wild horse and burro management program. The report, entitled "Using Science to Improve the BLM Wild Horse and Burro Program: A Way Forward," is the ...
    on June 6, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! News

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  1. "I simply do my best," Leipheimer said. "Yes, I am a specialist in this work, but that doesn't mean that it is so easy. Having to climb the Little Burro Pass twice made it not so easy. A good test for the Tour of Italy anyway. It is always...
    on May 1, 2009 By: Levi Leipheimer Source: AFP

  2. "If the president is stuck and needs money to fund the war, you don't shoot the burro that's carrying it," said Rep. Dennis Hastert (R., Ill.), Ms. Pelosi's predecessor in the speaker's chair.
    on Mar 7, 2007 By: Dennis Hastert Source: Wall Street Journal

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