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- adj. large, massive; much
- v. To latch onto something with the mouth.
- v. To talk big; to exaggerate.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Much.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A dialectal (Scotch) form of mickle.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
Then she gave him Donal's school-slate, with a sklet-pike, and said, "Noo, mak a muckle A, cratur."
Evidently "muckle" could not be the dinner-horn, so Harvey passed over the maul, and Dan scientifically stunned the fish before he pulled it inboard, and wrenched out the hook with the short wooden stick he called a "gob-stick."
Dan peered down into the water alongside, and flourished the big "muckle," ready for all chances.
Rashes. 1870 version [ "muckle"] in MacLennan SNR (1909),
Alex Massie also asks:Jeremy Clarkson is a muckle tube.
"Aye, weel, mony a mickle mak's a muckle, as Papa used to say."
Many proverbs use alliteration: "Many a mickle (little) makes a muckle (lot)," rhyme: "Man proposes, God disposes," parallelism: "Nothing ventured, nothing gained," ellipsis: "First come, first served," etc.
And and and when I broke up, I was all in a fuddle, a fussle—a muckle.
Ye suld munt up a muckle square of canvass, like Dick Tinto, and paint folks ainsells, that they like muckle better to see than ony craig in the haill water; and I wadna muckle objeck even to some of the Wallers coming up and sitting to ye.
“The Almighty guide your course through the troubles of this wicked warld — and the muckle deevil blaw wind in your sails,” she added, in her natural tone, as the guests vanished from her miserable threshold.
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