A soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot; SYN. quagmire, morass.
ETYM Icel. myki; akin to Dutch mög. Related to Midden.
1. Mud and filth.
2. Vegetable mold mixed with earth, as found in low, damp places and swamps.
3. Anything filthy or vile.
ETYM Akin to lg. mudde, Dutch modder, German moder mold, OSw. modd mud, Swed. modder mother, Dan. mudder mud. Related to Mother a scum on liquors.
1. Slanderous remarks or charges.
2. Water soaked soil; soft wet earth; SYN. clay.
ETYM Old Eng. silte gravel, from silen to drain, Eng. sile; probably of Scand. origin; cf. Swed. sila, prob. akin to AS. seón to filter, sîgan to fall, sink, cause to sink, German seihen to strain, to filter. Related to Sig, Sile.
Mud or clay or small rocks deposited by a river or lake.
Sediment intermediate in coarseness between clay and sand; its grains have a diameter of 0.002–0.02 mm/0.00008–0.0008 in. Silt is usually deposited in rivers, and so the term is often used generically to mean a river deposit, as in the silting-up of a channel.
Wet feed (especially for pigs) consisting of mostly kitchen waste mixed with water or skimmed or sour milk; SYN. slops, swill, pigswill, pigwash.
1. Soft mud; slush
2. Thin tasteless drink or liquid food — usually used in plural
3. Liquid spilled or splashed
4. Food waste (as garbage) fed to animals; swill; excreted body waste — usually used in plural; a product of little or no value; rubbish
5. Sentimental effusiveness in speech or writing; gush
ETYM cf. Slush.
1. Any thick messy substance; SYN. slime, goo, gook, guck, gunk, muck, ooze.
2. The precipitate produced by sewage treatment.
ETYM French vase; cf. Spanish and Italian vaso; from Latin vas, vasum. Related to Vascular, Vessel.
An open jar of glass or porcelain used as an ornament or to hold flowers.