Yellow Handkerchief kicked me spitefully in the ribs, and then the trio floundered back through the mud
to the junk.
he added, pointing to a peninsula of dry grass, with trodden mud
on each side of it; for Tom's contemptuous conception of a girl included the attribute of being unfit to walk in dirty places.
Leaving the plain of green turf, which extended along the course of a little brook, we soon entered on a wide level waste consisting either of sand, saline marshes, or bare mud
So saying, he turned his pockets inside out, and threw the mud
right in his face.
He now goes to work to set his trap; planting it upon the shore, in some chosen place, two or three inches below the surface of the water, and secures it by a chain to a pole set deep in the mud
The infantry who had been stopped crowded near the bridge in the trampled mud
and gazed with that particular feeling of ill-will, estrangement, and ridicule with which troops of different arms usually encounter one another at the clean, smart hussars who moved past them in regular order.
In the mud
of your contempt lay the statue: but it is just its law, that out of contempt, its life and living beauty grow again!
He spoke in a slushy voice, as if much mud
had washed into his throat.
With drooping heads and tremulous tails, they mashed their way through the thick mud
, floundering and stumbling between whiles, as if they were falling to pieces at the larger joints.
Never can there come fog too thick, never can there come mud
and mire too deep, to assort with the groping and floundering condition which this High Court of Chancery, most pestilent of hoary sinners, holds this day in the sight of heaven and earth.
He fell so awkwardly that his head stuck in the mud
, and there he stood with his legs straight up in the air.
That was my ruin, for when I was in the mud
I comforted myself with the thought that at other times I was a hero, and the hero was a cloak for the mud
: for an ordinary man it was shameful to defile himself, but a hero was too lofty to be utterly defiled, and so he might defile himself.