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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
1. Resembling mire.
2. Muddy; swampy.
ETYMOLOGY:From mire (bog), from Old Norse myrr. Earliest recorded use: 1398.
USAGE:"This election night, American liberals, sternum-deep in that miry slough of despond, are as depressed as they've been since the Florida debacle back in 2000."
Michael Tomasky; Midterms 2010: A Sea-Change in Just Two Years; The Guardian (London, UK); Nov 3, 2010.
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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:Several excuses are always less convincing than one. -Aldous Huxley, novelist (1894-1963)