It didn't seem at all necessary to harrow her with the story of Ingerson's miring in the drink demoniac's morass.
We found many wet places but no signs of swamps, nor danger of miring.
Canello was so afraid of miring in the soft ground that it was hard to get him across some places that seemed quite innocent.
For, beyond watching the river to keep the cattle from miring in the mud lately released from frost grip, there was nothing to do.
c.1300, from a Scandinavian source (cf. Old Norse myrr "bog, swamp"), from Proto-Germanic *miuzja- (cf. Old English mos "bog, marsh"), from PIE *meus- "damp" (see moss).
c.1400, in figurative sense of "to involve in difficulties," from mire (n.). Literal sense is from 1550s. Related: Mired; miring.
Any of the test objects on the arm of a keratometer whose image, as reflected on the curved surface of the cornea, is used in calculating the amount of astigmatism.