(Mud"dy-met`tled) a. Dull- spirited. Shak.
(Mud"fish`) n. (Zoöl.) (a) The European loach. (b) The bowfin. (c) The South American
lipedosiren, and the allied African species See Lipedosiren. (d) The mud minnow.
1. A hole, or hollow place, containing mud, as in a road.
2. (Steam Boilers) A hole near the bottom, through which the sediment is withdrawn.
(Mu"dir) n. Same as Moodir.
(Mud"sill`) n. The lowest sill of a structure, usually embedded in the soil; the lowest timber of a
house; also, that sill or timber of a bridge which is laid at the bottom of the water. See Sill.
(Mud"suck`er) n. (Zoöl.) A woodcock.
(Mud"wall`) n. (Zoöl.) The European bee-eater. See Bee-eater. [Written also modwall.]
(Mud"wort`) n. (Bot.) A small herbaceous plant growing on muddy shores (Limosella aquatica).
(Mue) v. i. To mew; to molt. [Obs.] Quarles.
(Mu*ez"zin) n. [Ar.] A Mohammedan crier of the hour of prayer. [Written also mouezzin,
mueddin, and muwazzin.]
(Muff) n. [Cf. LG. muff, D. mof, G., Dan., & Sw. muff, F. moufle mitten, LL. muffula, MHG.
mouwe sleeve, D. mouw, and E. muffle, v.]
1. A soft cover of cylindrical form, usually of fur, worn by women to shield the hands from cold.
2. (Mech.) A short hollow cylinder surrounding an object, as a pipe.
3. (Glass Manuf.) A blown cylinder of glass which is afterward flattened out to make a sheet.
4. [Perhaps a different word; cf. Prov. E. maffle to slammer.] A stupid fellow; a poor-spirited person.
[Colloq.] "A muff of a curate." Thackeray.
5. [See 4.] (Baseball) A failure to hold a ball when once in the hands.
6. (Zoöl.) The whitethroat. [Prov. Eng.]
(Muff), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Muffed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Muffing.] To handle awkwardly; to fumble; to
fail to hold, as a ball, in catching it.
(Muf`fe*tee") n. A small muff worn over the wrist. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.
(Muf"fin) n. [From Muff.] A light, spongy, cylindrical cake, used for breakfast and tea.
(Muf`fin*eer") n. A dish for keeping muffins hot.
(Muff"ish) a. [See Muff, 4 & 5.] Stupid; awkward. [Colloq.]
(Muf"fle) n. The bare end of the nose between the nostrils; used esp. of ruminants.