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Donkey (Equus asinus)
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Donkey (Equus asinus)

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Donkeys were brought to Britain by the Romans who used them singly as pack animals, or harnessed up to four abreast to pull wagons and carts.

Donkeys can live a long time. Some as long as 60 years, but 40 is considered quite elderly.
This may be why we say 'donkey's years' as being a long time, but it might also be a play on words as they also have long ears.

'Donkey work' was always demanding and tough. But it is unclear why we say 'talk the hind leg off a donkey'!




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