Mire crow
Mire Mire, n. [OE. mire, myre; akin to Icel. m?rr swamp, Sw. myra marshy ground, and perh. to E. moss.] Deep mud; wet, spongy earth. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

He his rider from the lofty steed Would have cast down and trod in dirty mire. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

{Mire crow} (Zo["o]l.), the pewit, or laughing gull. [Prov. Eng.]

{Mire drum}, the European bittern. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]


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