mirk

[murk]
noun, adjective
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mirk (mɜːk)
 
n
a variant spelling of murk
 
'mirky
 
adj
 
'mirkily
 
adv
 
'mirkiness
 
n

murk or mirk1 (mɜːk)
 
n
1.  gloomy darkness
 
adj
2.  an archaic variant of murky
 
[C13: probably from Old Norse myrkr darkness; compare Old English mirce dark]
 
mirk or mirk1
 
n
 
adj
 
[C13: probably from Old Norse myrkr darkness; compare Old English mirce dark]

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However, when the courts enter this mirk of secrecy it only add one more layer of confusion and complexity to this sordid horror.
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