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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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


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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • All that the no campaign is doing is muddying the issue, as your quote from Matthew Elliott shows when he calls the alternative vote "obscure, unfair and expensive".

    Letters: Partisan battles over electoral reform

  • These promotions and bonuses exacerbate the need to be the best, muddying the waters as to when it is possible to take a step back and still maintain a successful career.

    Elizabeth Killingsworth: Slowing Down

  • People who want to succeed put themselves at the beck and call of their employers and are rewarded for doing so, muddying the waters as to when to take a step back and still maintain a successful career.

    Elizabeth Killingsworth: Slowing Down


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