sucking mud

sucking mud

(Or "pumping mud") (Applied Data Research) Crashed or wedged. Usually said of a machine that provides some service to a network, such as a file server. This Dallas regionalism derives from the East Texas oilfield lament, "Shut 'er down, Ma, she's a-suckin' mud". Often used as a query. "We are going to reconfigure the network, are you ready to suck mud?"
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The ground was a nightmare - the heavy, sucking mud of Passchendaele - as the whole battle would come to be known - dragged down men, beasts and machines.
ESCAPING the sucking mud of a shell hole full of bodies on the battlefield of Passchendaele, Henry Allingham knew how close he had come to joining them.
Teachers are replaced by bullying sergeants, and the sucking mud is no longer something to love.
The turned engine skiff on sucking mud signals the goddamned day's done.
I remember one driver was so pleased when we pulled him out of the sucking mud onto drier land that he gave my father a 10-dollar bill.
Heavily damaged, internally afire, the dying boat sank, plunging almost 300 feet into the sucking mud of the ocean bottom.
Frequent rains plus rich volcanic soil equals mud u lots of slippery, sucking mud. Many times the cookie trail became submerged under puddles of muddy water.
After a week of unremitting rain that left large parts of Queensland's wet tropics submerged, this sucking mud track is the last place most people would venture.