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muckle

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English

Etymology

From Old English miċel, myċel.

Pronunciation

Adjective

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Positive
muckle

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. (archaic and Template loop detected: Template:context 1) large, massive; much

Synonyms

References

  • A Dictionary of North East Dialect, Bill Griffiths, 2005, Northumbria University Press, ISBN 1904794165
  • A List of words and phrases in everyday use by the natives of Hetton-le-Hole in the County of Durham, F.M.T.Palgrave, English Dialect Society vol.74, 1896, [1]
  • muckle” in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

Verb

Infinitive
to muckle

Third person singular
muckl

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
es

to muckle (third-person singular simple present muckl, present participle es, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (US, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To latch onto something with the mouth.
    • 1954, Elizabeth Ogilvie, The Dawning of the Day[2], page 199,  
      And how'd she get such a holt on you, Terence Campion, let alone the way she's muckled onto those Bennetts?
    • 2002, William G. Wilkoff, The Maternity Leave Breastfeeding Plan[3], ISBN 0743213459, page 87,  
      Another technique for the baby who is having trouble muckling on involves a breast or nipple shield.
    • 2004, William J. Vande Kopple, The Catch: Families, Fishing, and Faith[4], ISBN 0802826776, page 18,  
      When an exhausted sucker is hauled to the top of The Wall, usually its muckling circle of a mouth goes into a frenzied sucking spasm.
  2. (rare) To talk big; to exaggerate.

Synonyms


Scots

Etymology

From Old English miċel, myċel.

Adjective

muckle (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
muckle

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. large, massive; much

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