muckle

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n muckle (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 Muckle mŭk"k'l Much.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n muckle A dialectal (Scotch) form of mickle.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Muckle a Scotch form of mickle.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Mickle

Usage

In literature:

I never, in all my life, saw a child so muckle made use of.
"John Splendid" by Neil Munro
She, that had been making muckle o' herself, as though the Lord couldna take care o' the bairns without her help.
"Janet's Love and Service" by Margaret M Robertson
Guide ye, man, my grannie could hae telled as muckle about them as would have filled a minister's sermons from June to January.
"The Life of Mansie Wauch tailor in Dalkeith" by D. M. Moir
Muckle-head and Little-wit stand ahint the door: But sic a set as we are ne'er were seen before.
"Children's Rhymes, Children's Games, Children's Songs, Children's Stories" by Robert Ford
Wink at wee (little) faults; Your ain are muckle.
"Life and Literature" by J. Purver Richardson
I'm no muckle afraid for your puir clay, as ye ca't.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume XV" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Muckle they cared about Tusitala when they had him!
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
So muckle gude thy reforming has done thee.
"Ringan Gilhaize" by John Galt
I told them it was nonsense; muckle they cared!
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 11 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Him that the law of man whammles is no likely to do muckle better by the law of God.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. XIX (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
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In poetry:

Stovies for a muckle-man
To keep him stout and hale:
A noggin for the auld carl
To gar him sleep weel.
"Supper" by William Soutar
"God bless ye, frien'," the guid man said,
"Sae muckle gear afore
Has seldom lain within my luif,
Or yet within my door."
"Ballad of The Monkland Cottar" by Janet Hamilton
Oot frae ahint a muckle stane
Cam a voice like a huddy craw's:
"Behaud there, Archibold Gordon!" it said,
"Behaud—ye hae ower gude cause!"
"The Twa Gordons" by George MacDonald
"An' noo, gudeman, I'll haud my tongue,
I needna noo sae muckle mair;
But pray that Scotlan' ne'er again
May see sic times—sae sad an' sair."
"Grannie's Crack Aboot The Famine In Auld Scotlan' In 1739-40" by Janet Hamilton
The neist were twin lassies; the sma'-pox had gane
Roun' the hale kintra-side, the twasum were ta'en;
It was muckle they dree'd, but three days atween,
Frae ae bed to ae grave were carried, I ween.
"Grannie's Tale: A Ballad o'Memorie" by Janet Hamilton
Her four bits o' bairns could dae neathing ava,
An' sae their puir leevin' was scanty an' sma';
Their cleedin' was bare, an' nae shoon on their feet,
An' whiles the puir things hadna muckle to eat.
"The Angel's Treasure" by Janet Hamilton

In news:

On Thursday, Muckle said Safeway's human resources department had conducted an investigation, which resulted in the cashier 's termination.
Bob Muckle 's lead widens in still-close mayor's race.
The vote for Louisville's next mayor remains extremely tight, but Bob Muckle has widened his lead ever so slightly.
Bob Muckle will fill outgoing Mayor Chuck Sisk's seat -- and while he might do things differently than the man touted as "Mr. Louisville," he's ready for the challenge.
Wife, Melanie Julian Muckle , and I met at Fairview High School and have been married 26 years.
Three Xavier students received a National Award for Aviation and Aerospace Innovation in Washington DC From left to right: Chris Muckle, Miraj Rahematpura, Ray LaHood, Mario Chris, and Michael Humphreys.
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