Which preposition to use with mule

in Occurrences 59%

For the first fifteen miles, until we came to the Smoky Hill River, which we were to cross, I could hardly keep the mule in advance of the General, who rode a frisky, impatient and ambitious thoroughbred steed; in fact, the whole party was finely mounted.

with Occurrences 41%

During the gold excitement it was at times a matter of considerable pecuniary importance to force a way through the cañon with pack-trains early in the spring while it was yet heavily blocked with snow; and then the mules with their loads had sometimes to be let down over the steepest drifts and avalanche beds by means of ropes.

for Occurrences 30%

In his youth he had been a contractor to supply mules for the use of the Roman commissariat.

of Occurrences 28%

Early in the morning, after a good night's rest, I was on hand, mounted on my large mouse-colored mulean animal of great enduranceand ready for the journey; when the General saw me, he said: "Cody, I want to travel fast and go through as quickly as possible, and I don't think that mule of yours is fast enough to suit me.

from Occurrences 24%

The next morning I secured a horse from Perry, and proceeding to Fort Wallace demanded my horse and mule from General Bankhead, on the ground that they were quartermaster Hays' property and belonged to General Carr's command, and that I had obtained permission to ride them to Sheridan and back.

to Occurrences 23%

You with the fur cap hitch up the mules to the second wagon.

at Occurrences 16%

he horses and mules at the works; John at the hospital; William, head chopper, among the 100 men in the woods.

on Occurrences 14%

"Surefooted" mules on such ground would have fallen and rolled like loosened boulders.

by Occurrences 8%

I accordingly reached out my hand to one of them, who grasped it with a tight grip, and jerked me violently forward; another pulled my mule by the bridle, and in a moment I was completely surrounded.

as Occurrences 6%

After a little dinner at a poor place in the mountains, we procured a mule as a reinforcement; for we stuck so fast in the mud that I never expected we should be able to extricate ourselves.

out Occurrences 5%

She has made a pack mule out of herself for the carrying of utterly useless burdens that nobody wants carried and the carrying of which benefits nobody; and now that she has grown ugly and sour at the business she need not feel surprised at being slighted.

into Occurrences 5%

Then it was seen that Andy and his associates had impressed a hungry-looking, gaunt mule into their service, the said animal being fairly loaded down with an assortment of the most astonishing articles ever dreamed of in the mind of would-be campers.

over Occurrences 5%

But Dravot says that if a King couldn't sing it wasn't worth being King, and whacked the mules over the rump, and never took no heed for ten cold days.

behind Occurrences 4%

I have never been able to find out how this pernicious habit of tying mules behind wagons originated; but the sooner an order is issued putting a stop to it, the better, for it is nothing less than a costly torture.

during Occurrences 3%

I have harnessed, or rather tried to harness, mules during the war, that were so young and small that you could not get collars small enough to fit them.

under Occurrences 3%

Employers and others, who had young mules under their charge during the war, had, as a general thing, surplus forage on hand.

without Occurrences 2%

But when you get it pulled tight enough, let some one hold the end of the lariat, and, my word for it, you will bridle the mule without much further trouble.

down Occurrences 2%

"And before it gets any darker, we'd better drive the mules down to water.

like Occurrences 2%

Dey ain't see no mules like dem in Newbraska.

than Occurrences 2%

I do not mention this to show that a Mexican can do more with the mule than an American.

up Occurrences 2%

" OUR FLAG ON THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS We find the following incident of placing the American flag on the highest point of the Rocky Mountains, in "Col. Fremont's Narrative:" We managed to get our mules up to a little bench about a hundred feet above the lakes, where there was a patch of good grass, and turned them loose to graze.

beside Occurrences 1%

Vultures of many kinds dispute with lion and hyaena for the carrion of dead ox or mule beside the road of our advance.

off Occurrences 1%

Our guide traced it out to us with his finger, and assured us that it traversed a bad portillo, over which the wind sometimes sweeps with such force as to take a loaded mule off his feet, and dash him down the steep sides of the mountain.

beneath Occurrences 1%

" Noon saw the deceased mule beneath a ton or so of clay, and Lurtee Lee, whether from gratitude or sheer camaraderie, gravely presented me with the now completed pencil-holder.

below Occurrences 1%

Experience has taught me, that the less you feed a mule below what he will eat clean, just that amount of value and life is kept out of him.

Which preposition to use with  mule