muckle
Mickle \Mic"kle\ (m[i^]k"k'l), a. [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. [root]103. Cf. {Much}, {Muckle}, {Magnitude}.] Much; great. [Written also {muckle} and {mockle}.] [Old Eng. & Scot.] ``A man of mickle might.'' --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

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  • Muckle — Muc kle, a. [See {Mickle}.] Much. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • muckle — [muk′əl] adj., adv., n. var. of MICKLE …   English World dictionary

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  • muckle — mickle, muckle These are merely variants of the same word meaning ‘a large amount’, and so the proverb Many a mickle makes a muckle is, in its usual form, a meaningless corruption. The correct form is Many a little (or occasionally pickle =… …   Modern English usage

  • Muckle — Recorded in many forms including Machel, Matchell, Matsell, Mitchel, Mitchell, Michell, Mickle, Muckle and others, this is an surname of English and Scottish origins. Introduced into Western Europe by returning knights and pilgrims of the famous… …   Surnames reference

  • muckle — 1) Scots slang, big. Look at that muckle cow. 2) To bang up, destroy, damage. My car really got muckled when that fire hydrant ran into it …   Dictionary of american slang

  • muckle — 1) Scots slang, big. Look at that muckle cow. 2) To bang up, destroy, damage. My car really got muckled when that fire hydrant ran into it …   Dictionary of american slang

  • Muckle — very large. “Ye muckle sumph!” = “You big idiot!” …   Scottish slang

  • muckle — see many a mickle makes a muckle …   Proverbs new dictionary

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