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mirk

 (mûrk)
n. & adj. Archaic
Variant of murk.

mirk

(mɜːk)
n
a variant spelling of murk1
ˈmirky adj
ˈmirkily adv
ˈmirkiness n

murk

(mɜrk)

n.
1. darkness; gloom.
adj.
2. Archaic. dark; murky.
[before 900; Middle English mirke, myrke < Old Norse myrkr dark, darkness]
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murk

also mirk
noun
A thick, heavy atmospheric condition offering reduced visibility because of the presence of suspended particles:
References in classic literature ?
They are, micht, nicht, lickt, weel, gane, ane, nane, stane, rowit, mirk, nocht, brocht, mair, sperit at, sair, hert.
Pup-pup-pup" went a gun somewhere in the mirk ahead and suddenly and quite horribly the Vaterland lurched, and Bert and the sentinel were clinging to the rail for dear life.
28) See John Mirk, John Myrc: Instructions for Parish Priests, ed.
I AM trying to trace relatives of Annie Mirk Miller, who lived in Kilsyth until the early 1990s.
Also figurative uses in the thirteenth-century John Mirk (also west midland) and a 1250 Lofsong Louerdes (Nero), and a derivative adjective fledlyk translating decursurn in the fifteenth-century glossary Medulla.
OPEN: 1) H Evans, Talybont, Mirk, 16; 2) I Thomas, Llanfachreth, Shan, 17; 3) JR Griffith, Talysarn, Bob, 18; 4) Claire Burson, USA, Tess, 20; 5) JR Griffith, Talysarn, Roy, 22; 6) EL Morgan, Aberystwyth, Glyn, 23.
5; 5) MLl Evans, Llanfachreth, Shep, 5; 6) H Evans, Tal Y Bont, Mirk, 5.
Novice handler Irene Turnbull put on a excellent display with Mirk to come in second.
Hussain's side wrapped up victory and a 2-0 series success with one over to spare, having batted and most crucially bowled themselves into a position to chase 50 in six overs to get home in the Old Trafford mirk in the third and final Test last night.
Nell was emulating her dam Dot, by Welshman Kevin Evans' 2008 International Supreme champion Mirk, who headed the prices for Mr Bell at Skipton two years ago.
Powell proves herself to be a deft handler of this textual Rubik's cube, and her edition will become the essential starting-point for any discussion of Mirk and his "treti [that] speketh alle of festis" (3).