(A). An ass's foal. Pepys, in his Diary, tells us that during a high flood between the meadows of Huntingdon and Godmanchester something was seen floating on the water, which the Huntingdonians insisted was a sturgeon, but, being rescued, it proved to be a young donkey.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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