The U.S. is stranded in the muck of a decade-long war in Afghanistan.
But this fall, the fashion patrician is wading, couture-less, into the muck.
I had discreetly sloshed the muck in my Styrofoam cup onto the grass.
His son Henry Hopper participated, and muck wound up incorporating him—in green, of course—into the mural.
Yet another victim keeps getting dragged through the muck of these tawdry confessions.
But it's all the beastly blood and muck of the war that does it,—sends one back with a rush to things like that.
muck set a high price upon them, and the bargain was soon struck.
Ten bushels of quick lime, slaked with water or salt-brine previous to use, is enough for a cord of muck.
There is plenty of muck in the hollow, and I'd be glad to have it cleared out.
In his efforts to escape the hogs, the boy had wallowed round in the muck.
mid-13c., "cow dung and vegetable matter spread as manure," from a Scandinavian source, cf. Old Norse myki, mykr "cow dung," Danish møg, from Proto-Germanic *muk-, *meuk- "soft." Meaning "unclean matter generally" is from c.1300. Muck-sweat first attested 1690s.
late 14c., "to dig in the ground," also "to remove manure," early 15c., "to spread manure, cover with muck," from muck (n.). Meaning "to make dirty" is from 1832; in the figurative sense, "to make a mess of," it is from 1886; to muck about "mess around" is from 1856. Related: Mucked; mucking.
high muckety-muck: Always used with big, high, etc: the way some of these big mucks do