from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Variant of murk.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Archaic spelling of murk.
  • v. Archaic spelling of murk.
  • adj. Archaic spelling of murk.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Dark; gloomy; murky.
  • n. Darkness; gloom; murk.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. etc. See murk, etc.


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  • English cries of the soldiers were answered in English by the Boers, and slouch hat or helmet dimly seen in the mirk was the only badge of friend or foe.

    The Great Boer War

  • Still nothing, as we fairly flew along; there was another cluster of koorgans just visible in the mirk a quarter of a mile or so to our left.

    The Sky Writer

  • Master, he craved pardon for having permitted the rest of his people to go out to see the hunt, observing, that “They wad never think of his lordship coming back till mirk night, and that he dreaded they might play the truant.”

    The Bride of Lammermoor

  • Sigurd in the likeness of Gunnar mounts and rides, Gram in his hand, and golden spurs on his heels; then leapt Grani into the fire when he felt the spurs; and a mighty roar arose as the fire burned ever madder, and the earth trembled, and the flames went up even unto the heavens, nor had any dared to ride as he rode, even as it were through the deep mirk.

    The Story of the Volsungs

  • “Pup-pup-pup” went a gun somewhere in the mirk ahead and suddenly and quite horribly the Vaterland lurched, and Bert and the sentinel were clinging to the rail for dear life.

    The War in the Air

  • Out of the age of gas lamps he glances back slightingly at the mirk and glimmer in which his ancestors wandered; his heart waxes jocund at the contrast; nor do his lips refrain from a stave, in the highest style of poetry, lauding progress and the golden mean.

    Virginibus Puerisque and other papers

  • I think I see him getting his cloak about his shoulders, and, with perhaps a lantern in one hand, steering his way along the streets in the mirk January night.

    Virginibus Puerisque and other papers

  • Glossary: hail = whole fient = hardly straucht = straight dwine = dwindle forfochten = worn out abrede = spread tae gar = to make warldis = all the world remeid = relief mirk = darkness thir = these dule = misery leal = loyal soothfu = truthful

    Oh Wee White Rose of Scotland

  • "Come!" calls Sardul, and I tore my eyes away from that billowing mirk beyond which our army was advancing to certain death, and followed him down the muddy slope to the bridge of boats.

    Flashman And The Mountain Of Light

  • "That hour, Your Force, will fall in the middle period of mirk."

    Marune: Alastor 933


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