Relating to a mire, smeared with mud.

...summer was long over, and cold and frost and miry ways kept them much indoors...

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  • Miry — Mir y, a. [From 2d {Mire}.] Abounding with deep mud; full of mire; muddy; as, a miry road. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • miry — miry; quag·miry; …   English syllables

  • Miry — (arab.), eine Steuer in Ägypten, s.d. (Geogr.) …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • miry — (adj.) late 14c., from MIRE (Cf. mire) (n.) + Y (Cf. y) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • miry — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ very muddy or boggy …   English terms dictionary

  • miry — [mīr′ē] adj. mirier, miriest 1. full of, or having the nature of, mire; swampy 2. covered with mire; muddy …   English World dictionary

  • miry — /ˈmaɪri/ (say muyree) adjective (mirier, miriest) 1. of the nature of mire; swampy: miry ground. 2. full of or covered in mire or mud; muddy: miry streets. 3. covered or bespattered with mire. 4. dirty; filthy. –miriness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • miry — miriness, n. /muyeur ee/, adj., mirier, miriest. 1. of the nature of mire; swampy: miry ground. 2. abounding in mire; muddy. 3. covered or bespattered with mire. [1350 1400; ME; see MIRE, Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • miry — adjective (of soil) soft and watery the ground was boggy under foot a marshy coastline miry roads wet mucky lowland muddy barnyard quaggy terrain the sloughy edge of the pond swa …   Useful english dictionary

  • miry — adjective see mire I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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