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  • v. Present participle of muss.


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  • He backed away and began drawing on his coat, and she abandoned the idea of mussing him to make sure his tie didn't crawl up over his collar.

    Otherwise Phyllis

  • Next there was a system of fines for what was called "mussing" work.

    The Trade Union Woman

  • It is time, Jozi, his father said, giving a last tug to his bowtie, mussing up Jozi's hair, laughing.

    The Magician

  • Cara hesitated and then yanked her sweatshirt over her head, mussing her new haircut.


  • Jim rubs his hand through his hair, mussing his already perfectly mussed hair.


  • Boyd then proceeded to dance around the table-square, kicking chairs and mussing hair on the tops of heads that sat cowered, pretending to be somewhere else.

    Saint Christopher's Song

  • In notable run-ins with the likes of MSNBC's own Joe Scarborough and, especially, former Congressman Dick Armey, she not only holds he own, but does so without mussing her hair.

    Stanton Peele: The Incredible Rachelness of Maddow

  • The Hurt Lockergives us not only no context but no hint that the context is missing, since it mines the adrenaline of combat without mussing itself in the viscera of anything as dangerous as ideology.

    All Pain, No Gain

  • His mother, Françoise, a tobacco-fingered stage actress, had the same hair-mussing habit and it made her even more attractive until years later, when she had no work, and it made her disheveled.

    'The Imperfectionists'

  • The fervor of your passed and present mussing based on, and I for one appreciate, whatever it was that allowed me and many to benefit from this is not only recognized but also in many ways respected.

    Differences among retirees by location


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