mickle

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n mickle (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent "a batch of letters","a deal of trouble","a lot of money","he made a mint on the stock market","see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos","it must have cost plenty","a slew of journalists","a wad of money"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Mickle mĭk"k'l Much; great. "A man of mickle might."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • mickle Great; large.
    • mickle Much; abundant.
    • n mickle Size; magnitude; bigness.
    • n mickle A great deal; a large quantity: as, many littles make a mickle.
    • mickle To magnify.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Mickle mik′l (arch.) much.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. mikel, muchel, mochel, mukel, AS. micel, mycel,; akin to OS. mikil, OHG. mihil, mihhil, Icel. mikill, mykill, Goth. mikils, L. magnus, Gr. me`gas, gen. mega`loy; cf. Skr. mahat,. √103. Cf. Much Muckle Magnitude
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. micel, mycel; Scot. muckle.

Usage

In literature:

Many littles make a mickle, 121.
"Wit and Wisdom of Don Quixote" by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
A pickle's no miss'd in a mickle.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
Mickle was more honoured at Lisbon than in his own country.
"Calamities and Quarrels of Authors" by Isaac Disraeli
It was some time after the Fourth of July, 1877, and I soon found his little house on Mickle Street.
"Ivory Apes and Peacocks" by James Huneker
It left a 10-lb baby girl at Ned Mickles last Thursday night.
"The So-called Human Race" by Bert Leston Taylor
A French antiquary, 1875, identified Mickle Ireland with Ontario and Quebec.
"The Story of Extinct Civilizations of the West" by Robert E. Anderson
Stan made a note of the name Mickle.
"A Yankee Flier with the R.A.F." by Rutherford G. Montgomery
The private will take only a little from each but if there is jugs enough many a mickle makes quite a jag.
"Believe You Me!" by Nina Wilcox Putnam
Many littles make a mickle: Think of this when eating pickle.
"Mr. Punch's After-Dinner Stories"
Be mickle in their eye, frequent and fugeand.
"The English Language" by Robert Gordon Latham
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In poetry:

'And O! though Brignall banks be fair,
And Greta woods be gay,
Yet mickle must the maiden dare,
Would reign my Queen of May!
"Brignall Banks " by Sir Walter Scott
Then Little John did make no sign,
And not a word he spake;
But he smiled, altho' with mickle woe
His heart was like to break.
"The Death Of Robin Hood" by Eugene Field
"For if my father and mother got wit,
And my bold brethren three,
O mickle wad be the gude red blude,
This day wad be spilt for me!
"The Queen's Marie" by Andrew Lang
To drive the deer with hound and horn,
Douglas bade on the bent;
Two captains moved with mickle might,
Their spears to shivers went.
"Chevy Chase" by Henry Morley
"Leave of the brytlyng of the dear," he sayd,
"and to your boys lock ye tayk good hede;
For never sithe ye wear on your mothars borne
Had ye never so mickle nede."
"Chevy-Chase" by Anonymous British
Oh! sair, sair did we greet, and mickle say o' a',
I gied him ae kiss and bade him gang awa'.
I wish that I were dead, but I'm no like to dee,
For tho' my heart is broken, I'm young, woe's me!
"Auld Robin Gray" by Henry Morley

In news:

Duo to nurture Mickle's thrillers.
French shingles Wild Side Films and Memento Films are partnering on genre helmer Jim Mickle's next two projects: "Cold in July" and "Night Hunter.".
Mary J Mickle , age 69, of Maysville, passed away on Sunday, Nov 18, 2012, at Carolina East Medical Center in New Bern, N.C. She was born in Conneaut, Ohio and moved to Maysville about five years ago.
Theater / Arts The prep pays off: Colm O'Reilly in Mickle Maher's An Actor Prepares.
Marlin James Mickle , 64, of Monett, formerly of Verona, passed away Monday, Jan 28, 2008, in Monett Health Care Center.
The son of James Spencer and Bernice Alice (Rechenberg) Mickle .
Marlin James Mickle , 64, of Monett, passed away Monday, Jan 28, 2008, in Monett Health Care Center.
So, as we look ahead to this Independence Day, commentator Shelley Fraser Mickle offers up a slice of watermelon psychology.
Mickle , Hendrix lead Harris County over Warner Robins.
Ryan Mickle seems like a sane guy.
Guest post written by Kelly Mickle.
Sixth-grade student Kevin Levengood reacts as he looks at an army helmet during a Veterans Day assembly at Samuel Mickle School, Wednesday, November 14, 2012.
Born May 8, 1925, in Alum Bank, Bedford County, daughter of William E and Anna Rhue (Mickle ) Hahn .
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. A Colorado Springs man was convicted Thursday of soliciting the slaying of 20-year-old William Mickle in August 2011.36-year-old Roger Julius Glover was found guilty of First Degree Murder.
Glover is convicted of ordering 19-year-old Jordan Rowland to kill Mickle with a hatchet .
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In science:

Micklefield, Mining and engineering natural product biosynthetic pathways, Nat.
Template-directed biopolymerization: tape-copying Turing machines
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