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boggy, marshy, miry, mucky, muddy, quaggy, sloppy, sloughy, soggy, squashy, swampy, waterloggedadjective
(of soil) soft and watery
"the ground was boggy under foot"; "a marshy coastline"; "miry roads"; "wet mucky lowland"; "muddy barnyard"; "quaggy terrain"; "the sloughy edge of the pond"; "swampy bayous"
Relating to a mire, smeared with mud.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from mire.
Thou should’st have heard how her horse fell, and she under her horse: thou should’st have heard in how miry a place, how she was bemoiled. William Shakespeare, Taming of the Shrew.
All men who lived lazy lives, and died natural deaths, by sickness or by age, went into vast caves under-ground, all dark and miry, full of noisome creatures, and there grovelled in endless stench and misery. William Temple.
Deep, through a miry lane she pick’d her way,
Above her ancle rose the chalky clay. John Gay, Trivia.
So have I seen ill-coupled hounds
Drag diff’rent ways in miry grounds. Jonathan Swift.
Shall thou and I sit round about some fountain,
Looking all downwards to behold our cheeks,
How they are strain’d like meadows, yet not dry,
With miry slime left on them by a flood? William Shakespeare.
abounding with deep mud; full of mire; muddy; as, a miry road
Etymology: [From 2d Mire.]
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The numerical value of miry in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of miry in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
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