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See also: mickle
- (archaic outside Northumbrian and Scotland) Large, massive.
- (archaic outside Northumbrian and Scotland) Much.
- (US, dialectal) To latch onto something with the mouth.
1954, Elizabeth Ogilvie, The Dawning of the Day, page 199:
- And how'd she get such a holt on you, Terence Campion, let alone the way she's muckled onto those Bennetts?
- (rare) To talk big; to exaggerate.
- (to talk big): mickle
- 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, 
- muckle in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913