American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Dark; obscure; gloomy.
- n. Gloom; darkness.
- To darken.
- n. Refuse or husks of fruit after the juice has been expressed; marc.
- adj. Dark, murky
- n. Darkness, or a dark or gloomy environment.
- v. To make murky or be murky; to cloud or obscure, or to be clouded or obscured.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Dark; murky.
- n. Archaic Darkness; mirk.
- n. The refuse of fruit, after the juice has been expressed; marc.
- v. make dark, dim, or gloomy
- n. an atmosphere in which visibility is reduced because of a cloud of some substance
- Middle English mirke, from Old Norse myrkr or Old English mirce. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Urbandictionary , which told them "the word 'murk' referred to physically beating someone so severely as to cause their death.”
“The spectator hit with the most murk is the next diver.”
“Beyond its dingy platforms, the metal track which contracts into the murk is the road to China, though that is, perhaps, the last place you would guess to be at the end of it.”
“But what emerges from the murk is a big picture of revolution on all fronts.”
“From somewhere in that murk came a woman's voice calling shrilly for help.”
“In the murk, we see nocrossing, no markings, no turnoff.”
“Lastly, I think its safe to say that you can never go "too dark" with these last two films because the setting needs to be a hellish, nightmarish nuclear holocaust where trigger happy machines lurk around ever corner ready to murk your ass if you're not careful, just like it was hinted at in the prologue of the Judgement Day.”
“He was afraid of the huge seas that rose out of the murk astern and bore down upon him, and he was more given to cowering away from their threatened impact than he was to meeting their blows with the wheel and checking the ship's rush to broach to.”
“And I send messages to the lonely albatrosses veering through the murk that I am a lover.”
“What she ultimately uncovers in the murk turns out to be something neither she nor readers could have possibly anticipated.”
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with a chance of mizzle
Words that are fun to say....
Words that I like.
Many may be lexicographically impotent due to a lack of citations and definition. Hopefully I'll be able to rectify this eventually.
If I've seen it, heard it, or marvelled at it, I'll stick it here.
... as in "by James Joyce"
Words from a 2006 'A Scanner Darkly' film.
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