An island it certainly was, one of the Marin group, fringed with a sandy beach and surrounded by a sea of mud. Nothing remained but to wait till daylight and to keep warm; for it was a cold, raw night for California, with just enough wind to pierce the skin and cause one to shiver.
The boat, which I judged a small skiff from the quick stroke of the oars, was landing in the mud about fifty yards up the beach.
"Sally," said Tom, when they reached the kitchen door, and Sally looked at them in speechless amaze, with a piece of bread-and-butter in her mouth and a toasting-fork in her hand,--"Sally, tell mother it was Maggie pushed Lucy into the mud
Does the black fetid mud
, abounding with organic matter, yield the sulphur and ultimately the sulphuric acid?
'Then I will give the editor the best!' So saying, he turned his pockets inside out, and threw the mud
right in his face.
Your fine cords would soon get a bit rubbed," said an infantryman, wiping the mud
off his face with his sleeve.
Jerry, left alone in the mist and darkness, dismounted meanwhile, not only to ease his spent horse, but to wipe the mud
from his face, and shake the wet out of his hat-brim, which might be capable of holding about half a gallon.
And all about is the mud
, soft mud
, that bubbles forth gases, and that heaves and sighs with internal agitations.
Every ignoramus of a fellow who finds that he hasn't brains in sufficient quantity to make his way as a walking advertiser, or an eye-sore prig, or a salt-and-batter man, thinks, of course, that he'll answer very well as a dabbler of mud
. But there never was entertained a more erroneous idea than that it requires no brains to mud-dabble.
A beautiful suit it was, and now it is hanging up so bespattered with mud
I can't bear to look at it.
Other birds, said Solomon, omitted to line their nests with mud
, and as a result they did not hold water.
A RICH Woman having returned from abroad disembarked at the foot of Knee-deep Street, and was about to walk to her hotel through the mud
There was no grave at all: Only a stretch of mud
was impassable along the roads; two mills were carried away, and the weather got worse and worse.
All the streets and lanes was just mud
; they warn't nothing else BUT mud
as black as tar and nigh about a foot deep in some places, and two or three inches deep in ALL the places.