Like an Avon notice on a doorknob, the tracks in the mud were proof of an unobserved visit.
At one point he splashed through a mud puddle, throwing mud and water all over her.
Her memories wiggled their way out of the mud of her mind, and she sat upright.
They brushed the mud from their clothes and sat for enough minutes to regain their composure.
Then I slipped trying to rub mud on my pants to cover it up.
He hauled himself out of the cold waters and sat on the shore that turned to mud beneath his dripping body.
He was well fed, though clothed like he'd been going to make mud pies and not to school like he should have been.
She jerked away, surprised, and slid in the mud toward the cliff edge.
Rhyn snatched her and wrapped his arm around her, lifting her out of the mud and farther back onto the trail.
A vehicle, a mud-splatted Blazer, with skis in a rack atop it, followed her and slowed as it passed the building.
Later, we complained about Janet's sloppy cleaning when we found traces of mud in an unused room.
If I don't get stuck in the mud, I should be able to make it to the highway.
Thunder rumbled again and a cold drop of rain gnawed at the mud on her cheek.
She turned to see him motion her towards the jungle surrounding the lake. His clothing was torn, and blood stained his skin. He appeared to have been running; his boots were covered in mud that had splashed to his thighs, and his face was flushed.
Although Hunter had been born in North Carolina—on 16 acres of red mud, as he described it—he'd moved to Norfolk in high school and never left.
In the mud was a deer track, and overlaying it, the paw print of a big cat — too big to be a bobcat.
Sure, but the only thing in there is mud cats.
Not more than an hour ago you were helping him sling mud at me?
These are aquatic plants with thick fleshy rootstocks or tubers embedded in the mud, and throwing up to the surface circular shield-like leaves, and leafless flower-stalks, each terminated by a single flower, often of great beauty, and consisting of four or five sepals, and numerous petals gradually passing into the very numerous stamens without any definite line of demarcation between them.
About two centuries afterwards, in the course of the struggle between the Sikhs and the Mahommedans, Ahmad Shah Durani routed the Sikhs at the great battle of Panipat, and on his homeward march he destroyed the town of Amritsar, blew up the temple with gunpowder, filled in the sacred tank with mud, and defiled the holy place by the slaughter of cows.
His shoes were covered with mud; he had torn his coat on the thorny tree.
Instead of sitting at his ease in a parlor car, he went jolting along through mud and mire, exposed to wind and weather.
It was like the Olympic torch in antiquity: All it took was one guy carrying the torch to slip in the mud and the entire chain was broken.
She was covered with dirt--the remains of mud pies I had compelled her to eat, although she had never shown any special liking for them.
And so I went home to my bed, and left him to pick his way through the darkness and the mud to Brighton--or Bright-town--which place he would reach some time in the morning.
So the alligator comes out of the mud with quakings of the earth.
Soldiers floundering knee-deep in mud pushed the guns and wagons themselves.
Five minutes later Ilyin, splashing through the mud, came running back to the shanty.