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beast of burden

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Animals
beast of burdenˌbeast of ˈburden noun [countable] old use  HBAan animal that does heavy work
Examples from the Corpus
beast of burdenA wolf killed and ate his beast of burden.Will development ever again be the beast of burden pulling the region out of economic malady?The donkey is the beast of burden, and windmills, originally used for grinding maize, abound.
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