mush

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v mush travel with a dogsled
    • v mush drive (a team of dogs or a dogsled)
    • n mush a journey by dogsled
    • n mush writing or music that is excessively sweet and sentimental
    • n mush cornmeal boiled in water
    • n mush any soft or soggy mass "he pounded it to a pulp"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Mush A march on foot, esp. across the snow with dogs; as, he had a long mush before him; -- also used attributively.
    • n Mush Meal (esp. Indian meal) boiled in water; hasty pudding; supawn.
    • v. t Mush To notch, cut, or indent, as cloth, with a stamp.
    • v. i Mush To travel on foot, esp. across the snow with dogs.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n mush Anything mashed.
    • n mush Meal boiled in water or milk until it forms a thick, soft mass: as, oatmeal mush; mush and milk; specifically, such a preparation made from Indian corn; hasty-pudding.
    • n mush Something resembling mush, as being soft and pulpy: as, mush of mud.
    • n mush Fish ground up; chum; pomace; stosh.
    • n mush Dust; dusty refuse.
    • n mush The best kind of iron ore.
    • mush To nick or notch (dress-fabrics) round the edges with a stamp, for ornament.
    • mush To reduce to a mush or a pulp, or to a pulverized condition; pulverize; crush.
    • mush To become reduced to a pulverized condition; crumble; waste away.
    • mush To trudge or travel through the snow, while driving a dog-sled. See mushing and musher.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Mush mush meal boiled in water, esp. Indian meal: anything pulpy
    • v.t Mush mush to notch, a dress-fabric ornamentally at the side with a stamp.
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Quotations

  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
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    “Knowledge like timber shouldn't be mush use till they are seasoned.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Gael. mus, muss, pap, porridge, any thick preparation of fruit, OHG. muos,; akin to AS. & OS. mōs, food, and prob, to E. meat,. See Meat
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Prob. a form of mesh.

Usage

In literature:

He talked as though his mouth were full of hot mush.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 7" by Elbert Hubbard
Retty's soft as mush over him.
"A Little Girl in Old New York" by Amanda Millie Douglas
There's six of us at Grandpa Campbell's but he doesn't bring us up on mush.
"The Lilac Lady" by Ruth Alberta Brown
Without a word she went about the business of the moment, rekindled the ashes, filled the fry pan with mush and bacon.
"Special Messenger" by Robert W. Chambers
Then cut the mush into small squares.
"The Italian Cook Book" by Maria Gentile
Just mush along and take a drink, and when you are content Come back and tell me, if you can, who now is President.
"The Wit and Humor of America, Volume X (of X)" by Various
The Vaidik Sanskrit has preserved the same primitive noun in the plural mush-as = Lat.
"Chips From A German Workshop - Volume I" by Friedrich Max Müller
His aunt was stirring some oatmeal mush on the stove.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1905 to 1906" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
He'd give 'em meal to make a big kettle of mush.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves, Arkansas Narratives, Part 4" by Work Projects Administration
The water's leaked through, and they're all mush underneath!
"Two on the Trail" by Hulbert Footner
You took for a solid fact, all the silly mush you saw on the screen as real life.
"Polly and Eleanor" by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
Let the diet be of corn or oat meal mush, or rice.
"An Epitome of Homeopathic Healing Art" by B. L. Hill
You ought to know the bags are skipped right into the tank as the mill grinds up the mush.
"Brandon of the Engineers" by Harold Bindloss
The Indian guide was mushing before, bent low with the weight of his pack, and head lowered to the sweep of the wind.
"The Gold Girl" by James B. Hendryx
Put two ounces and a half of noodles in a pint of boiling milk and cook until stiff like mush.
"The Golden Age Cook Book" by Henrietta Latham Dwight
He should not be a mere receptacle for dry ashes nor yet a mush of sentimentality.
"The Renewal of Life; How and When to Tell the Story to the Young" by Margaret Warner Morley
My brain seemed to turn to mush.
"The Huntress" by Hulbert Footner
Oh, oui, she is very fine, I like her ver mush.
"She Would Be a Soldier" by Mordecai Manuel Noah
At Bitlis and Mush, in the Lake Van district, it is reported that 12,000 were killed and several Armenian villages entirely wiped out.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume IV (of 8)"
At the same time it was also announced that fighting had occurred northwest of Mush.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume V (of 8)"
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In poetry:

Potatoes, biscuits, mush or hash,
Joint, chop, or chicken limb--
So long as it was edible,
'T was all the same to him!
"The Ballad Of The Taylor Pup" by Eugene Field
One cantaloupe is ripe and lush,
Another's green, another's mush.
I'd buy a lot more cantaloupe
If I possessed a fluoroscope.
"The Cantaloupe" by Ogden Nash
The States are full of mush and pie
And houses twenty stories high,
Saw-mills and millionaires and bustle;
The people there "have got to hustle."
"Little People: An Alphabet" by Thomas William Hodgson Crosland
fence on the Boston Common. Behind their cage,
yellow dinosaur steamshovels were grunting
as they cropped up tons of mush and grass
to gouge their underworld garage.
"For the Union Dead" by Robert Lowell
But on the neatest thing he hed
Around the place or dwellin',
I guess he never paid a red
Of taxes. No mush melon
Was rounder, sweeter, pinker than
The old Man's daughter, Minta Ann.
"The Deacon And His Daughter" by Isabella Valancy Crawford
The Hired Man's supper, which he sat before,
In near reach of the wood-box, the stove-door
And one leaf of the kitchen-table, was
Somewhat belated, and in lifted pause
His dextrous knife was balancing a bit
Of fried mush near the port awaiting it.
"The Hired Man And Floretty" by James Whitcomb Riley

In news:

Woman Who Loves To Mush .
The Mush Records Tour rolls through Phoenix on October 15.
'Snow Dogs' in a word: Mush .
Norfolk Animal Care Center introduces Mush .
The secret to ratatouille without the mush .
More than 400 acres on a mountain in Sandy Mush have been protected thanks to a special conservation fund created by the Buncombe County commissioners.
Members of the Fackler Construction team strain as they reach the finish line during last year s Mush in the Slush in Palmyra .
Who wants to see all those bright, glossy zucchini, eggplant, peppers and tomatoes reduced to mush.
The 32-year-old musher from Eureka, Alaska, is not new to mushing.
Two new Southern restaurants have recently opened in Brooklyn, and they both serve the requisite corn mush.
When Episcopal Bishop Peter Trimble Rowe mushed into Fairbanks in February 1904, he found a certified boom-town.
Mush-mouthed NBA star Kevin Durant's performance isn't very good in "Thunderstruck," but I bet he acts better than Anthony Hopkins sinks three-pointers.
Mush-mouthed NBA star Kevin Durant's performance isn't very good in " Thunderstruck ," but I bet he acts better than Anthony Hopkins sinks three-pointers.
More Mush From The Wimp .
Mush was a jinx in the dice game, too.
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In science:

However, for strong enough magnetic fields, the magnetic length l is mush smaller than the size of the system and particles can be adequately localized.
Integer Quantum Hall Transition and Random SU(N) Rotation
For results proving various cases of this assumption we refer to [Sh3, CSh, MuSh, Mu, A, K3, Hei, KK].
Functoriality for General Spin Groups
This Anglo-Saxon word, which usually means mush or also curd, is usually ennobled by literary quotations (for example, Gell-Mann was inspired —as it is well known— by a verse of J.
Multi-verses, Micro-universes and Elementary Particles (Hadrons)
However, the HilbertSchmidt norm k.kH S is mush easier to compute.
Strong annihilating pairs for the Fourier-Bessel transform
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