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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A mode of fishing in which attendants stir up the muddy bottom of a lake or stream.

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  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of muddy.

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Examples

  • Does the Post have some sort of vested interest in muddying the waters?

    Think Progress » 63%.

  • I don’t know why I even respond to you because you are simply interested in muddying the waters.

    Matthew Yglesias » Bunning Blockade Endgame

  • So what happens when you take those different organizational strategies and the results from all those different participants and you combine them into one statistical analysis or one dendrogram like I showed earlier, is that disparity in all those different organizational strategies, is that really when you bring them together, is that giving you a combined view or is that just kind of muddying the waters?

    Comments at Boxes and Arrows

  • Further muddying the outlook, Fed officials have offered conflicting signals on their policy predilections in recent weeks, with some pushing for a very aggressive stimulus and others highly skeptical of any additional accommodation.

    The Fed Quantitative Easing: What You Can Expect

  • Further muddying the outlook, Fed officials have offered conflicting signals on their policy predilections in recent weeks, with some pushing for a very aggressive stimulus and others highly skeptical of any additional accommodation.

    The Fed Quantitative Easing: What You Can Expect

  • C did not want the Americans now muddying them up with independent operations.

    Wild Bill Donovan

  • I ran my fingers along the carved wood, admiring the way the workman had managed to fit motifs from Inuit art into the design without muddying the clarity of the sign.

    How to Flirt with A Naked Werewolf

  • Further muddying the outlook, Fed officials have offered conflicting signals on their policy predilections in recent weeks, with some pushing for a very aggressive stimulus and others highly skeptical of any additional accommodation.

    The Fed Quantitative Easing: What You Can Expect

  • In a personal email correspondence, Dr. Walter Ewing, Senior Researcher at the Immigration Policy Center (IPC) further criticizes CIS for muddying the national health care debate with their anti-immigrant agenda.

    Wonk Room

  • In a personal email correspondence, Dr. Walter Ewing, Senior Researcher at the Immigration Policy Center (IPC) further criticizes CIS for muddying the national health care debate with their anti-immigrant agenda.

    Wonk Room » Mark Krikorian And CIS Conflate ‘Uninsured Crisis’ With ‘Immigration Crisis’

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