mudhole


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mudhole

(ˈmʌdˌhəʊl)
n
1. a hole filled with mud, usually on a road
2. a filthy, squalid, or detestable place
3. a hole for collecting mud or sediment from a boiler or condenser
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Vain and egotistical, supple and proud, libertine and gourmand, grasping from the pressure of debt, discreet as a tomb out of which nought issues to contradict the epitaph intended for the passer's eye, bold and fearless when soliciting, good-natured and witty in all acceptations of the word, a timely jester, full of tact, knowing how to compromise others by a glance or a nudge, shrinking from no mudhole, but gracefully leaping it, intrepid Voltairean, yet punctual at mass if a fashionable company could be met in Saint Thomas Aquinas,--such a man as this secretary- general resembled, in one way or another, all the mediocrities who form the kernel of the political world.
Sometimes Manu would come running early in the morning to awaken Tarzan and tell him that Bara, the deer, was feeding close at hand, or that Horta, the boar, was asleep in a mudhole hard by, and in return Tarzan broke open the shells of the harder nuts and fruits for Manu, or frightened away Histah, the snake, and Sheeta, the panther.
The little dots in the foreground became grazing herds of deer and antelope and bos; a huge woolly rhinoceros wallowed in a mudhole to the right, and beyond, a mighty mammoth culled the tender shoots from a tall tree.
And now imagine a week into it, you can remember only fleeting fragments of the first few minutes--and have no clue how you wound up a hundred miles away, looking like a rhino stomped you into a mudhole and walked it dry .
Burns used to tell of taking a load of wheat to the mill at Wetaskiwin to be ground into flour, and having to unload the wheat, sack by sack, at every mudhole and carry it on his shoulders to the other side.
It was a maintenance issue to make it grow, and in that climate it was a mudhole by the end of the season," Johnson said.
However, the horse displayed considerable forbearance, I thought, by limiting his response to ear and tail action instead of pitching his rider into a mudhole.
A Texas court has sentenced Narjes Modarresi to life in prison for murdering her two-month-old son by pushing him into a water-filled mudhole and drowning him.
When we still farmed, we had to hire it about twice a year to pull the Massey out of a mudhole.
This was much better training than simply placing charges in a mudhole as is done at most demolition ranges.
Some are brief, while others go on about how bison can stand 6 feet tall, weigh over a ton, rumble along at 30 miles per hour, and stomp your butt into shreds in a mudhole an' walk it dry.