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Big Muddy

noun
1.
a nickname of the Missouri River.
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  • I was told there was “nothing doing,” and the policeman glanced significantly towards the “Big Muddy.”

    Broke Edwin A. Brown
  • The summer was now well along, and, before a great while, they could expect to arrive at the headwaters of the Big Muddy.

  • It is a different stream from the Big Muddy or the Missouri, and as full of rapids as it can be.

  • The column went into camp for the night on the Big Muddy, the 1st Brigade beyond it, the 2d behind it.

    Recollections with the Third Iowa Regiment

    Seymour D. (Seymour Dwight) Thompson
  • She was devoid of fear when she sat in the iron skiff, and crossed the Big Muddy with her husband at the helm.

    Mary and I

    Stephen Return Riggs
  • Incidentally, some of his false-work got in the way of my skiff and all but dumped me out into the "Big Muddy."

    Down the Yellowstone Lewis R. Freeman
  • On starting from the Big Muddy on the 14th of August, the command was in most excellent condition and spirits.

  • They came up over a rise and looked down a gentle slope toward the brown twisting snake that was the Big Muddy.

  • We continued our travels until we reached Big Muddy river and camped there.

    Sixty Years of California Song Margaret Blake-Alverson
  • He crosses the Big Muddy, and plants his feet upon the sacred soil of Kansas.

    The Twin Hells John N. Reynolds

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