Crossword clues for mud
- Nasty campaign charges
- Political insults, so to speak
- Rough track condition
- Nasty political accusations
- Attack ad accusations
- ___ wrestling
- Water soaked soil
- Soft wet earth
- Slanderous remarks or charges
- Goner's name
- Type of dauber or hen
- Wrestling milieu, sometimes
- Outdoor pie material
- Pack or slide preceder
- Pie base
- Woodstock '94 feature
- Something to put in your eye
- Loser's "name"
- What calumniators sling
- Specialty for some thoroughbreds
- Kind of hen
- Disparaging remarks
- What pernicious pols sling
- Kind of hen or turtle
- ___ dauber (wasp)
- Slinger's ammo
- Toast word
- Strong java
- Kind of pie
- Campaign feature, maybe
- Kind of pack
- Strong joe
- Some campaign charges
- Really bad coffee
- Dirty campaign stuff
- Nasty campaigning
- Base for some wrestlers
- Disgraced person's name?
- Hut material
- It might leave tracks
- Wet dirt
- Kid's pie stuff
- With 46-Across, marsh-dwelling bird
- Cake material?
- Coffee, slangily
- Yielding ground
- Disgraced one's name?
- Name for a persona non grata
- Dirt after a rain
- Setting for some wrestling
- Rain-soaked dirt
- "Slung" stuff
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Mud \Mud\, v. t.
To bury in mud. [R.]
To make muddy or turbid.
Mud \Mud\ (m[u^]d), n. [Akin to LG. mudde, D. modder, G. moder mold, OSw. modd mud, Sw. modder mother, Dan. mudder mud. Cf. Mother a scum on liquors.] Earth and water mixed so as to be soft and adhesive. Mud bass (Zo["o]l.), a fresh-water fish ( Acantharchum pomotis or Acantharchus pomotis) of the Eastern United States. It produces a deep grunting note. Mud bath, an immersion of the body, or some part of it, in mud charged with medicinal agents, as a remedy for disease. Mud boat, a large flatboat used in dredging. Mud cat. See mud cat in the vocabulary. Mud crab (Zo["o]l.), any one of several American marine crabs of the genus Panopeus. Mud dab (Zo["o]l.), the winter flounder. See Flounder, and Dab. Mud dauber (Zo["o]l.), a mud wasp; the mud-dauber. Mud devil (Zo["o]l.), the fellbender. Mud drum (Steam Boilers), a drum beneath a boiler, into which sediment and mud in the water can settle for removal. Mud eel (Zo["o]l.), a long, slender, aquatic amphibian ( Siren lacertina), found in the Southern United States. It has persistent external gills and only the anterior pair of legs. See Siren. Mud frog (Zo["o]l.), a European frog ( Pelobates fuscus). Mud hen. (Zo["o]l.)
The American coot ( Fulica Americana).
The clapper rail.
Mud lark, a person who cleans sewers, or delves in mud.
Mud minnow (Zo["o]l.), any small American fresh-water fish of the genus Umbra, as Umbra limi. The genus is allied to the pickerels.
Mud plug, a plug for stopping the mudhole of a boiler.
Mud puppy (Zo["o]l.), the menobranchus.
Mud scow, a heavy scow, used in dredging; a mud boat.
Mud turtle, Mud tortoise (Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous species of fresh-water tortoises of the United States.
Mud wasp (Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous species of hymenopterous insects belonging to Pep[ae]us, and allied genera, which construct groups of mud cells, attached, side by side, to stones or to the woodwork of buildings, etc. The female places an egg in each cell, together with spiders or other insects, paralyzed by a sting, to serve as food for the larva. Called also mud dauber.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
mid-14c., cognate with and probably from Middle Low German mudde, Middle Dutch modde "thick mud," from Proto-Germanic *mud- from PIE *(s)meu-/*mu- [Buck], found in many words denoting "wet" or "dirty" (cognates: Greek mydos "damp, moisture," Old Irish muad "cloud," Polish muł "slime," Sanskrit mutra- "urine," Avestan muthra- "excrement, filth"); related to German Schmutz "dirt," which also is used for "mud" in roads, etc., to avoid dreck, which originally meant "excrement." Welsh mwd is from English. Replaced native fen.\n
\nMeaning "lowest or worst of anything" is from 1580s. As a word for "coffee," it is hobo slang from 1925; as a word for "opium" from 1922. To throw or hurl mud "make disgraceful accusations" is from 1762. To say (one's) name is mud and mean "(one) is discredited" is first recorded 1823, from mud in obsolete sense of "a stupid twaddling fellow" (1708). Mud in your eye as a toast recorded from 1912, American English. Mud puppy "salamander" is from 1889, American English; mud bath is from 1798; mud pie is from 1788.
n. 1 A mixture of water and soil or fine grained sediment. 2 A plaster-like mixture used to texture or smooth drywall. 3 (context construction industry slang English) Wet concrete as it is being mixed, delivered and poured. 4 (context figuratively English) Willfully abusive, even slanderous remarks or claims, notably between political opponents. 5 (context slang English) Money, dough, especially when proceeding from dirty business. 6 (context gay sex slang English) stool that is exposed as a result of anal sex 7 (context geology English) A particle less than 62.5 microns in diameter, following the Wentworth scale 8 (cx slang derogatory ethnic slur English) A black person. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To make muddy, dirty 2 (context transitive English) To make turbid 3 (context intransitive Internet English) To participate in a MUD, or multi-user dungeon.
Mud is a mixture of water and any combination of soil, silt, and clay, and it usually forms after rainfall or near water sources. Ancient mud deposits harden over geological time to form sedimentary rock such as shale or mudstone (generally called lutites). When geological deposits of mud are formed in estuaries the resultant layers are termed bay muds.
Mud is a liquid or semi-liquid mixture of water and soil.
Mud or MUD may also refer to:
Mud is a 1994 CBBC television show, starring Russell Brand, Brooke Kinsella, and Russell Tovey in their early appearances and a teddy bear called Steve.
Mud is a 1997 Bulgarian short film directed by Ivaylo Simidchiev. The original title was ""Kal"". It is a 24 minute drama photographed on 35 mm film.
Mud is a river of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It flows into the river Main near Miltenberg.
Mud is a 2012 American coming-of-age drama film written and directed by Jeff Nichols. The film stars Matthew McConaughey, Tye Sheridan, Jacob Lofland, Sam Shepard, and Reese Witherspoon. The film competed for the Palme d'Or at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. It was shown at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2013. The film opened on April 26, 2013 with a limited release in select theaters, before having a wide release on May 10, 2013.
Mud (now Mud II) are an English glam rock band, formed in February 1966. Their earlier success came in a pop and then glam rock style, while later hits were influenced by 1950s rock and roll, and are best remembered for their hit singles " Tiger Feet", which was the UK's best-selling single of 1974, and " Lonely This Christmas" which reached Christmas number 1 in December 1974. After signing to Rak Records and teaming up with songwriters/ producers Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman, the band had fourteen UK Top 20 hits between 1973 and 1976, including three number ones.
Usage examples of "mud".
Give me the Saltings of Essex with the east winds blowing over them, and the primroses abloom upon the bank, and the lanes fetlock deep in mud, and for your share you may take all the scented gardens of Sinan and the cups and jewels of his ladies, with the fightings and adventures of the golden East thrown in.
He took his eyes off the Negro and looked over the rest of the Acme Mud Bath.
Then, the Director had still been in the grip of a frightful gene-transmutation that had turned him into a thing from nightmare: a monstrous admixture of man and snake that reared out of radiant yellow mud.
But he is the man I send afield for my raw material, and he has always been able to find for me the mud of the slimiest consistency and most nauseous stench.
So it is here that we find extraordinarily well-preserved mummies, for example, and an ancient mud brick pueblo, Aldea de Tulor, that dates to about 800 BC.
Gasping for breath, Alec doubled over and they knocked him down into the half-frozen mud of the street.
The darkest corner was the bedroom, which had a platform of stone on which rugs were spread, and there was a lower mound of dried mud, roughly curtained off from the rest with two or three red and blue foutahs suspended on ropes made of twisted alfa, or dried grass.
Inside the Snake Den all was amorphous liquid mud, owing to the copious seepage.
Any lingering thought Amrita and I had of spending Saturday night out on the town was squelched by the sight of mud, monsoon, and squatting misery we would glimpse when we opened the curtains.
For the last few hundred yards the amtracs had been crawling over the shallow tidal flats, churning the coral mud under their heavy treads and rising farther and farther out of the lagoon.
Nilus mysteriously rose, broke its banks and spread a coat of thick, black mud replete with nutrition over the fields of that strange kingdom, seven hundred miles long but only four or five miles wide except for the anabranch valley of Ta-she and Lake Moeris, and the Delta.
Every year at the beginning of summer, Nilus mysteriously rose, broke its banks and spread a coat of thick, black mud replete with nutrition over the fields of that strange kingdom, seven hundred miles long but only four or five miles wide except for the anabranch valley of Ta-she and Lake Moeris, and the Delta.
Rostov threw his cloak over his shoulders, shouted to Lavrushka to follow with the things, and- now slipping in the mud, now splashing right through it- set off with Ilyin in the lessening rain and the darkness that was occasionally rent by distant lightning.
Pavoniaso that the terrible Captain Argal passed on totally unsuspicious that a sturdy little Dutch settlement lay snugly couched in the mud, under cover of all this pestilent vapor.
She dragged a heavy copper tube out of the next crate, wiping a thick slurry of ashy mud off the mottled green surface.