Shortly before the killings, the girlfriend says, mess confided to her that Tamerlan had been interrogated by the FBI.
The silver lining to the Daschle mess is that maybe Democrats will now embrace tax simplification as change they can believe in.
The budget is a mess and officials in Trenton are whispering about a state takeover of the city's finances.
Instead the party remains split over the mess its former leaders had created.
She used to miss the trash can when she disposed of her cat litter, leaving a mess on the porch.
I was to eat at the "mess House" with the road crew and rangers, provided the cook didn't mind having a woman around.
A mess of rice, with a little water, was then served out to each of them.
So he led me out of the mess room, and along a passage that seemed to take us into the ranch house.
I hope it is still to be seen in the sergeants' mess of the dear old regiment.
Our mess had laid in a supply early in the morning: six chickens, a beef and a goose was our stock for eight men.
c.1300, "food for one meal, pottage," from Old French mes "portion of food, course at dinner," from Late Latin missus "course at dinner," literally "a placing, a putting (on a table, etc.)," from past participle of mittere "to put, place," in classical Latin "to send, let go" (see mission).
Meaning "communal eating place" (especially a military one) is first attested 1530s, from earlier sense of "company of persons eating together" (early 15c.), originally a group of four. Sense of "mixed food," especially for animals, (1738) led to contemptuous use for "jumble, mixed mass" (1828) and figurative sense of "state of confusion" (1834), as well as "condition of untidiness" (1851). General use for "a quantity" of anything is attested by 1830. Meaning "excrement" (of animals) is from 1903.
late 14c., "serve up in portions," from mess (n.). Meaning "take one's meals" is from 1701; that of "make a mess" is from 1853. Related: Messed; messing. To mess with "interfere, get involved" is from 1903; mess up "make a mistake, get in trouble" is from 1933 (earlier" make a mess of," 1909), both originally American English colloquial.
a portion of food given to a guest (Gen. 43:34; 2 Sam. 11:8).