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Muddy, adj. slimy, dirty, impure: “the reasonable shore that now lies foul and m.” Tp. V, 82. “the m. ditch,” Wiv. III, 3, 15. “crystal is m.” Mids. III, 2, 139. “this m. vesture of decay,” Merch. V, 64. “through m. passages,” R2 V, 3, 62. “you m. knave,” H4A II, 1, 106.*“you m. rascal,” H4B II, 4, 43. “you m. conger,” H4B II, 4, 43 “pulled the poor wretch from her melodious lay to m. death,” Hml. IV, 7, 184.
Metaphorically, == disturbed, darkened in mind: “a woman moved is like a fountain troubled, m., ill-seeming, thick, bereft of beauty,” Shr. V, 2, 143. “dost think I am so m., so unsettled, to appoint myself in this vexation,” Wint. I, 2, 325.
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