from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Wet, sticky, soft earth, as on the banks of a river.
- noun Slang Wet plaster, mortar, or cement.
- noun Slanderous or defamatory charges or comments.
- transitive verb To cover or spatter with or as if with mud.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Moist and soft earth or earthy matter, whether produced by rains on the earthy surface, by ejections from springs and volcanoes, or by sediment from turbid waters; mire.
- To fill with mud or soft clay, as the crevices between the logs in a log house.
- To bury in mud or mire; cover or bedaub with mud.
- To make turbid or foul with dirt; stir the sediment in (liquors).
- To go in or under the mud, for refuge or warmth, as does the eel.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun Earth and water mixed so as to be soft and adhesive.
- noun (Zoöl.) a fresh-water fish (
Acantharchum pomotisor Acantharchus pomotis) of the Eastern United States. It produces a deep grunting note.
- noun an immersion of the body, or some part of it, in mud charged with medicinal agents, as a remedy for disease.
- noun a large flatboat used in dredging.
- noun See
mud catin the vocabulary.
- noun (Zoöl.) any one of several American marine crabs of the genus Panopeus.
- noun (Zoöl.) the winter flounder. See
Flounder, and Dab.
- noun (Zoöl.) a mud wasp; the
- noun (Zoöl.) the fellbender.
- noun (Steam Boilers) a drum beneath a boiler, into which sediment and mud in the water can settle for removal.
- noun (Zoöl.) a long, slender, aquatic amphibian (
Siren lacertina), found in the Southern United States. It has persistent external gills and only the anterior pair of legs. See Siren.
- noun (Zoöl.) a European frog (
- noun (Zoöl.) The clapper rail.
- noun [Slang] a person who cleans sewers, or delves in mud.
- noun (Zoöl.) any small American fresh-water fish of the genus Umbra, as
Umbra limi. The genus is allied to the pickerels.
- noun a plug for stopping the mudhole of a boiler.
- noun (Zoöl.) the menobranchus.
- noun [U.S.] a heavy scow, used in dredging; a mud boat.
- noun (Zoöl.) any one of numerous species of fresh-water tortoises of the United States.
- noun (Zoöl.) any one of numerous species of hymenopterous insects belonging to Pepæus, and allied genera, which construct groups of mud cells, attached, side by side, to stones or to the woodwork of buildings, etc. The female places an egg in each cell, together with spiders or other insects, paralyzed by a sting, to serve as food for the larva. Called also
- transitive verb rare To bury in mud.
- transitive verb To make muddy or turbid.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A mixture of
waterand soilor fine grained sediment.
- noun A
plaster-like mixture used to textureor smooth drywall.
- noun Wet
concreteas it is being mixed, delivered and poured.
- noun figuratively Willfully
abusive, even slanderous remarksor claims, notably between political opponents.
- noun slang Money,
dough, especially when proceeding from dirty business.
- noun slang stool that is exposed as a result of anal sex
- noun geology A
particleless than 62.5 micronsin diameter, following the Wentworth scale
- verb transitive To make
- verb transitive To make
- verb intransitive, Internet To participate in a
MUD, or multi-user dungeon.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- verb plaster with mud
- noun slanderous remarks or charges
- verb soil with mud, muck, or mire
- noun water soaked soil; soft wet earth
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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An 'heah de salvation train is stuck deep in de mud, an' yer know Arkansas mud _hit's mud_; hit ain't b'iled custard; no, it ain't, an 'hit sticks like glue!
Unless a person lives on a farm and tracks in mud from the path straight inside the door, white or any pastel will do just as well as brown or black.
Apparently girls whose cars are stuck in mud is an emerging sexual fetish.
"We were just absolutely walking in mud from the beginning of the game," Skiles said.
And wrestling in the mud is an option, but I know I would win and PHM would get waaaayyy more out of it than I would. angdesj
If you go to city so late even in good times, you see women on the street selling what they call mud cakes, literally cakes made with mud that have no nutritional value but mothers feed it to their kids because it fills their kids 'stomachs.
If they are sold coated in mud, that is good – it helps to keep them fresh.
This is a guy who -- Christian Identity believes that unless you ` re a white Anglo - Saxon Protestant, everybody else are what he calls mud people, Nancy.
It isn't deep enough to drown you, but the mud is a caution.
In those days of steamboating, all the belongings of an immigrant would be landed on the levee and his freight bill would be presented to him by what we called the mud clerk, and he would take an account of his stock and pay the freight.
she commented on the word mud
Also (obs.), an old Dutch and (in later use) South African dry measure of capacity, varying in amount but usually equivalent to about three bushels (approx. 109 litres).
August 6, 2008
milosrdenstvi commented on the word mud
Mud, mud, glorious mud!
Nothing quite like it for cooling the blood!
So follow me, follow
Down to the hollow
And there we will wallow
In glorious mud.
- The Hippopotamus Song
March 20, 2009
sionnach commented on the word mud
I *love* the hippopotamus song!
March 20, 2009
bilby commented on the word mud
"At seven we arrive at the gun position, the guns have gone, and all that is left are the M Truck Signallers who are to reel in the D5 lines.
'This is it,' said Driver Masters, pulling up in a morass of mud.
I leap from the vehicle and land knee-deep in it.
'It's all yours, ' says Masters, and speeds away like a priest from a brothel."
- Spike Milligan, 'Mussolini: My Part In His Downfall.'
April 18, 2009