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3 : a farm animal especially when kept for work <Oxen are used as beasts of burden.>
Llamas are used as beasts of burden by the Incas in South America, while their wool is used for blankets.
The portrayal of humans as being beasts of burden driven by "things" is a powerful metaphor which illustrates a constant theme in human history.
The seemingly sane people include Charles Lindbergh, Rosita Forbes, Richard Burton, John Speke, Robert Peary, Howard Carter, Freya Stark, Neil Armstrong and Yuri Gargarin, whom De Porti puts in context with their various and sundry motives, compatriots, beasts of burden, mistakes, and triumphs.
Wagyu cattle were originally beasts of burden since the Japanese religion prohibited the consumption of beef.
Bressler's letter in September's Reader Mail, "Arrowing Donkey's?" however here in Australia the Donkeys that were originally used as beasts of burden by our pioneers, are indeed listed as feral pests.
Roache said: ``For millions of people in the developing world, horses are beasts of burden, the difference between food and hunger, sometimes life and death.
Looking into the issue is a British-based welfare organisation with plans to revive the productive role once played by the desert country's beasts of burden.
The beasts of burden laboured under their owner's whip to drag Miss Richardson from centre stage.
Elephants, which once were the workhorses of Asia's myriad armies and later beasts of burden in the now-banned logging industry, have lost much of their usefulness in the modern age.
Like Circe, heterogeneous SANs often change storage administrators into beasts of burden.
Now we're not exactly budding David Attenboroughs here but surely these beasts of burden are naturally equipped for walking days in the desert without water.