Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A wry mouth; a grimace; also, a grotesque posturing.
  • n. A murmur; a muttering or grumbling.

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Examples

  • I was stalking hameward across Blackwater-mosses, and whistling as I tramp'd for want of thought, when a noise struck my ear, like the crumpling of frosty murgeon; it made me stop short, and I thought I saw a strange form before me: it vanished behint a windraw; and again thare was nought in view but dreary dykes, and dusky ling.

    English Dialects From the Eighth Century to the Present Day

  • And sae the jig was begun after her leddyship’s pipe, and mony a mad measure has been danced sin’ syne; for down cam masons and murgeon-makers, and preachers and player-folk, and

    Saint Ronan's Well

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  • a murmur gone (geon) - anagramic?

    March 19, 2013

  • plural n., grimaces

    July 9, 2008