Mud


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MUD

A municipal utility district, which is a political subdivision that administers utility-related services, sometimes requiring the issue of special assessment bonds.

Mud

A Dutch unit of volume equivalent to 100 liters. It was adopted in 1817, soon after the establishment of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
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The boat, which I judged a small skiff from the quick stroke of the oars, was landing in the mud about fifty yards up the beach.
Any place was safer than the island, and I turned instinctively to the water, or rather to the mud.
Sally," said Tom, when they reached the kitchen door, and Sally looked at them in speechless amaze, with a piece of bread-and-butter in her mouth and a toasting-fork in her hand,--"Sally, tell mother it was Maggie pushed Lucy into the mud.
The mud is so soft that it is impossible to walk over them, even for the shortest distance.
Your fine cords would soon get a bit rubbed," said an infantryman, wiping the mud off his face with his sleeve.
Jerry, left alone in the mist and darkness, dismounted meanwhile, not only to ease his spent horse, but to wipe the mud from his face, and shake the wet out of his hat-brim, which might be capable of holding about half a gallon.
And all about is the mud, soft mud, that bubbles forth gases, and that heaves and sighs with internal agitations.
Every ignoramus of a fellow who finds that he hasn't brains in sufficient quantity to make his way as a walking advertiser, or an eye-sore prig, or a salt-and-batter man, thinks, of course, that he'll answer very well as a dabbler of mud.
A beautiful suit it was, and now it is hanging up so bespattered with mud I can't bear to look at it.
Consider," he said at last, "how warm the mud makes the nest.
The mud was impassable along the roads; two mills were carried away, and the weather got worse and worse.
All the streets and lanes was just mud; they warn't nothing else BUT mud -- mud as black as tar and nigh about a foot deep in some places, and two or three inches deep in ALL the places.