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Mutter

Anne-Sophie. born 1963, German violinist

mutter

To quietly enter a command not meant for the ears, eyes, or fingers of ordinary mortals. Often used in "mutter an incantation".

See also wizard.
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serpent," muttered D'Artagnan, "I would give my chance of a captaincy in the mousquetaires for that to be my name.
It is for something else than that, I imagine," muttered D'Artagnan, shaking his head doubtfully.
And while the people cheered and shouted, "Crutches" muttered, "Who can this devil be that is fighting so to get these useless books?
Tonight, or tomorrow," repeated Solan, and as the door closed behind his guest the old man continued to mutter as he turned back to the table, where he again dumped the contents of the money-pouch, running his fingers through the heap of shining metal; piling the coins into little towers; counting, recounting, and fondling the wealth the while he muttered on and on in a crooning undertone.
Nobody knows," he muttered dog- gedly and went on his way.
Nothing farther then he uttered -- not a feather then he fluttered -- Till I scarcely more than muttered "Other friends have flown before -- On the morrow he will leave me, as my hopes have flown before.
she muttered, and lifting her dress with one hand she went up to her husband and kissed him on the forehead.
Cornelius muttered, with the cold sweat on his brow, and sank on his bed, his arms hanging by his side, and his eyes closed.
she muttered jerkily, punctuating her words with murderous jabs of her pointed cleaning-stick.
Mrs Flintwinch muttered some ejaculation to this effect, and turned giddy.
He must have been hanging around and followed us in when we came," Meekins muttered.