beast of burden


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beast of burden

A domesticated animal used by humans to carry or pull heavy loads. Camels have been used by people as beasts of burden for thousands of years because of their size, strength, and ability to travel long distances with minimal need for food and water.
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Like Odysseus in Homer's Odyssey, who saves his men from a life as beasts, a network storage controller can relieve a storage administrator's tasks as a beast of burden. There are four elements of a network storage controller that are necessary for this success;
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We're all in this together." Scientists have learned to harness the power of some bacteria to our purposes; perhaps the virus will eventually become a beast of burden serving humanity.
For one, the specific beast of burden measures 5,354-millimeter long and 1,860-mm wide, while standing at 1,821 mm and enjoying a superb wheelbase of 3,220 mm.
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BEAST Of Burden could be pitched into Graded company at Newbury next Thursday as he looks to get his career over fences back on track.
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AN open letter to Newcastle United: I've held my season ticket for a brief four years now, a beast of burden at times.
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She reportedly uses the giant pig like alien beast of burden to haul the space ship.
Classless, authentic, protective, friendly, obedient and an uncomplaining beast of burden, the Defender is simply one of our finest engineering achievements.