(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.

(Mud"hole`) n.

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 (Steam Boilers) A hole near the bottom, through which the sediment is withdrawn.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.

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