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Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.17.11
kharāś ca karkaśaiḥ kṣattaḥ
khurair ghnanto dharā-talam
kharāḥ — asses; ca — and; karkaśaiḥ — hard; kṣattaḥ — O Vidura; khuraiḥ — with their hooves; ghnantaḥ — striking; dharā-talam — the surface of the earth; khāḥ-kāra — braying; rabhasāḥ — wildly engaged in; mattāḥ — mad; paryadhāvan — ran hither and thither; varūthaśaḥ — in herds.
O Vidura, the asses ran hither and thither in herds, striking the earth with their hard hooves and wildly braying.
Asses also feel very respectable as a race, and when they run in flocks hither and thither in so-called jollity, it is understood to be a bad sign for human society.
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