A white Lada off-road vehicle was parked nearby, ready to rescue visiting cars should they get stuck in the mud.
The young boy who had fashioned the mud toy grinned at all the attention he was receiving.
If you lose the marshes and the vegetation, all you're left with is mud, which just slides into the water.
They live in humiliating conditions—knee-deep in mud when it rains, unable to go to school or work.
He dubbed his sprawling 22-room adobe—once the haunt of writer D. H. Lawrence—the mud Palace.
And to think you went and walked about in the mud and the east wind!
Do you expect me to pick up everything you've thrown in the mud and feel grateful?
The left arm of your jacket is spattered with mud in no less than seven places.
I was up to my middle in mud, at times, but the water was not very deep.
She thought she should miss the happy times in the mud with the other children.
mid-14c., cognate with and probably from Middle Low German mudde, Middle Dutch modde "thick mud," from Proto-Germanic *mud- from PIE *(s)meu-/*mu- [Buck], found in many words denoting "wet" or "dirty" (cf. Greek mydos "damp, moisture," Old Irish muad "cloud," Polish muł "slime," Sanskrit mutra- "urine," Avestan muthra- "excrement, filth"); related to German Schmutz "dirt," which also is used for "mud" in roads, etc., to avoid dreck, which originally meant "excrement." Welsh mwd is from English. Replaced native fen.
Meaning "lowest or worst of anything" is from 1580s. As a word for "coffee," it is hobo slang from 1925; as a word for "opium" from 1922. To throw or hurl mud "make disgraceful accusations" is from 1762. To say (one's) name is mud and mean "(one) is discredited" is first recorded 1823, from mud in obsolete sense of "a stupid twaddling fellow" (1708). Mud in your eye as a toast recorded from 1912, American English. Mud puppy "salamander" is from 1889, American English; mud bath is from 1798; mud pie is from 1788.