from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Muir, John 1838-1914. Scottish-born American naturalist who promoted the creation of national parks and reservations.
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- proper n. A Scottish surname.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A Scotch form of moor.
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- n. United States naturalist (born in England) who advocated the creation of national parks (1838-1914)
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One of the great incongruities about Edwin Muir is that you first form the idea he was a very gentle person and then he tells you about all his violent dreams.
One of the frustrations with Edwin Muir is that he is recent, and when you google his poetry you can’t find it.
I climbed it in July 2004 with 8 friends reaching the summit from Camp Muir is a record time for RMI that season.
"Oh, is your name Muir?" exclaimed Barrie delightedly.
A phrase Muir uses that readers might doubt: "fountain range," by which he means a mountainous area where rain or snow fall that is the source of water for a river or stream downslope.
About four miles farther on we arrived at a place called the Muir of
The virtues of certain people called Muir and Palmer, * are at once the theme of Mr. Fox and Robespierre, ** of Mr. Grey and Barrere, ***, of Collot d'Herbois**** and Mr. Sheridan; and their fate is lamented as much at the Jacobins as at St. St.phen's.
A Residence in France During the Years 1792, 1793, 1794 and 1795, Complete Described in a Series of Letters from an English Lady: with General and Incidental Remarks on the French Character and Manners
We have seven horses, a broad-faced calf, and puppies, called Muir and
It was called Muir of Warlock, after the moor on which it stood, as the moor was called after the river that ran through it, and that named after the glen, which took its name from the family -- so that the Warlocks had scattered their cognomen all around them.
(AP) -- Mount Rainier National Park rangers have reached two climbers who called for help after falling near Camp Muir, which is at about the 10,000-foot level on the mountain.