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  • The mither beneath the mools heard that - when Miss Cathy, who had listened to the hubbub from her room, put her head in, and whispered: “Are you alone, Nelly?”

    Wuthering Heights

  • Water here and water there; waving tussocks and trembling mools, and great black snags all twisted and bent.

    Tales of Wonder Every Child Should Know

  • Long ago in my grandmother's time, the Carland was all in bogs, great pools of black water, and creeping trickles of green water, and squishy mools which squirted when you stepped on them.

    Tales of Wonder Every Child Should Know

  • Now rests in the mools whare their mammie is laid;

    The Mitherless Bairn

  • "We are layin 'the last o' the auld Andersons o 'Deeside amang the mools the day," said Saunders M'Quhirr, the farmer of Drumquhat, to his friend

    Bog-Myrtle and Peat Tales Chiefly of Galloway Gathered from the Years 1889 to 1895

  • He owned a bit farm and everything, and things went pretty well with us till death tirled at the door-sneck and took poor father away to the mools.

    Our Home in the Silver West A Story of Struggle and Adventure

  • Lang, lang ere you can come back to Coila New puir old Jenny's bones will be in the mools. '

    Our Home in the Silver West A Story of Struggle and Adventure

  • He was mine, and mine only, sae lang as he was abune the mools; and I claimed my dead hame wi 'me, to that hoose he had left sae brisk and sprichtly whan he kissed me in the morning.

    Camps, Quarters, and Casual Places

  • It's plain to me, frae words he lats fa 'noo an' than, that, instead o 'lea'in' the warl 'ahint him whan he dees, he thinks to lie smorin' an 'smocherin' i 'the mools, clammy an' weet, but a 'there, an' trimlin 'at the thocht o' the suddent awfu 'roar an' din o 'the brazen trumpet o' the archangel.

    Malcolm

  • But, for his imagination, what seems to have struck it most was that it was a 'fine place for Jack, for a man could get mools there for a matter of three-halfpence a-day.'

    Prose Idylls, New and Old

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  • I don't know why, but the phrase soft earth really gives me the skeevies, and then "grave" doesn't help either. Eeeeeh! Cool word, though. Mools. Mools.

    August 21, 2008

  • Is it put back?

    August 21, 2008

  • Defined as the soft earth dug from a grave.

    August 21, 2008