Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A Middle English spelling of mire.
  • n. A Middle English spelling of mire.

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Examples

  • An old rhyme credits "Sowseks" with "dirt and myre," and Dr. Burton, the author of the _Iter Sussexiensis_, humorously found in it a reason why Sussex people and beasts had such long legs.

    Highways & Byways in Sussex

  • He had also a charter of "the Common-myre near Duddingston Loch," in the County of Edinburgh, 24 July 1540.

    The Works of John Knox, Vol. 1 (of 6)

  • The cumpany whiche was nixt us, perceaving that we reteired with speid, send furth thair skyrmissaris, to the nomber of thre or foure hundreth, who took us att ane disadvantage; befoir us having the myre of Restalrig [1041] betuix us and thame, so that in no wise we could charge thame; and we war inclosed by the park dyke, [1042] so that in nowyse we could avoid thair schott.

    The Works of John Knox, Vol. 1 (of 6)

  • In the year 1672, the Common-myre is described as extending to 52 acres, in the barony of Preistfield, now

    The Works of John Knox, Vol. 1 (of 6)

  • The _myre_ was no doubt that low marshy ground, formerly covered with water, which extended to the precincts, or "the park-dyke," of the Palace and Abbey of Holyrood.

    The Works of John Knox, Vol. 1 (of 6)

  • He that goeth out of this way, thare is no dowbt but he shall fall into the myre; yea, verrelye, he is fallin in to it all readdy.

    The Works of John Knox, Vol. 1 (of 6)

  • The Freir, somewhat abased [490] what first to answer, whill he wanderis about in the myst, he falles in a fowll myre; for alledgeing that we may nott be so bound to the woord, he affirmed, "That the Apostles had not receaved the Holy Ghost, when thei did wryte thare Epistles; but after, thei receaved him, and then thei did ordeyn the Ceremonies."

    The Works of John Knox, Vol. 1 (of 6)

  • And I have seene the best, yea naturall Italians, not onely stagger, but even sticke fast in the myre, and at last give it over, or give their verdict with An

    Shakespeare's Lost Years in London, 1586-1592

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