miry

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From mire +‎ -y.

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miry (comparative mirier, superlative miriest)

  1. Relating to a mire; swampy, boggy. [from 14th c.]
    • 1596, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, V.10:
      Only these marishes and myrie bogs, / In which the fearefull ewftes do build their bowres, / Yeeld me an hostry mongst the croking frogs […].
    • 1908, Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows:
      summer was long over, and cold and frost and miry ways kept them much indoors […].

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