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muddler

A small instrument similar in shape and purpose to a pestle used to gently press and crush ingredients in a cocktail in order to release and mix their flavors. Gently roll the muddler against the mint leaves to give the julep its distinct flavor.

muddler

n. liquor. I’ve had a little too much muddler, I think. Anyway, I’m muddled.
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Fly anglers have found the Belling inlet and Mathews Linn to be productive this week with Muddlers, Black lures and Fry patterns catching the most fish.
The most successful patterns this week: Pheasant Till Nymph, Diawl Bach,Yellow Dancer, Ally McCoist, Mini Muddler, various Buzzers and Hoppers.
Fly Box: Daddies, Black Buzzer, Black Pennell, Heather Fly, Muddler and Peter Ross.
Patterns: Cut-throat Cat, Soldier Muddler, Diawl Bach.
Porter (1980) considers organizations with no coherent strategy (i.e., those not satisfying the functional demands of low cost or differentiation) as being "stuck in the middle" or "muddlers." Alternatively, muddlers can be firms that try but fail in the pursuit of a competitive advantage.
Although your mojito recipe (July, page 57) called for a wooden spoon, I wanted a muddler. I called a Williams-Sonoma store, but all the muddlers were sold out and on back order.
The Murrayfield muddlers copped the blame for allowing the powerful prop to pick up 41 caps before it was discovered he wasn't qualified to wear the dark blue jersey.
Then there are The Muddlers, who get into a tangle of debt and often face long-term problems.
The Muddlers. MPs with low tolerance for constituency service but high tolerance for conflict of interest, 21 in number, were labelled Muddlers as their comments revealed that this rather self-oriented position may be the result of a certain amount of ethical confusion.
Fly anglers have found the North shore bays and the dam wall area to be the hot spots with Dawson's Olive, Cats Whiskers and White Muddlers being top flies.
The top taking flies and lures included the Daddy Longlegs, Daddy Muddlers, Hoppers, Kate McLaren, Sedge Muddler, Black Diawl Bach and the Cormorant - whilst the best fishing areas have been the middle and far shores.
Flies recommended for the autumn sport would include: Black Fritz, Cats Whisker, Dawson's Olive, Muddlers, Daddy Long Legs, Heather Fly, Zonkers, Kate McLaren, Bibio, Black Pennell, Black Dries and Zulu.
Patterns: Muddlers, Kate McLaren, Black Hopper, Black and Olive CDC Shuttlecock.
FLY BOX Chatton: Buzzers, bloodworm, dries, Diawl Bach Derwent: Bibio, Black Buzzer, Olive Nymph, Cat's Whisker, Orange Fritz, muddlers, Daddy Long Legs, Zulu, hoppers Fontburn: Dawson's Olive, Hoppers, Bibio, Black Ant Jubilee Lakes: CDC emergers, Shipmans', Daddy Long Legs, Sedges Naworth: Buzzers Kielder: Muddler, Daddies, Orange Blob South Linden: Tinnies Witton Castle: Hare's Ear, blobs, CDCs, Hedgehog BAIT BOX Derwent: Pink Mice-tails, Orange PowERBAIT Eggs, Toby, worm, Magic Dust Fontburn: Orange PowerBait Eggs, Mepps spinners Kielder: PowerBait, worm and sweet corn
Next up, muddlers. Until recently, muddlers hadn't changed much in 20 years--they were still dyed, lacquered, too short, too narrow and made of soft wood, writes Dave Nepove on his web site, www.mistermojito.com.