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mire

a boggy or marshy area

mire

[mīr]
(geology)
Wet spongy earth, as of a marsh, swamp, or bog.
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The Ox was drawn, first, from the mire, and, next, from his skin.
To my dismay the creature flew straight for the great mire, and my acquaintance never paused for an instant, bounding from tuft to tuft behind it, his green net waving in the air.
Life has become like that great Grimpen Mire, with little green patches everywhere into which one may sink and with no guide to point the track.
It was as if God's World had fallen into the muck mire of the abyss underlying the bottom of hell; as if Jehovah's Commandments had been presented on carved stone to the monkeys of the monkey cage at the Zoo; as if the Sermon on the Mount had been preached in a roaring bedlam of lunatics.
Undoubtedly, since so much could be enclosed in so little a thing as the foundation stone of a public building, this enormous sphere should contain vast histories, profounds of research achieved beyond man's wildest guesses, laws and formulae that, easily mastered, would make man's life on earth, individual and collective, spring up from its present mire to inconceivable heights of purity and power.
were his last words; but his voice, despairing, unaided, half stifled already by the rising mire, died away feebly on the night.
Levin said to himself, as he went back to the carriage that had sunk in the mire.
Only I stood still, covered, as I was with mire and filth, for I did not fear to stand in the presence of the king.
The shape was the shape of an aged woman, and even through the blood and mire I knew her.
The new owner of Auntie Bling's Attique, Michelle Mires, really likes the idea because it gives her store another way to serve the community.
04 Considering the refraction noted in the image, how would you expect the mires to appear compared to those of an emmetropic patient?
com)-- Mires, Ran, Clark & Associates (MRC) is targeting its vast investigative resources onto a number Pension Advance Loan Companies who prey on retired public employees and military veterans in the State of Texas.