Thunder rumbled again and a cold drop of rain gnawed at the mud on her cheek.
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.
His shoes were covered with mud; he had torn his coat on the thorny tree.
At one point he splashed through a mud puddle, throwing mud and water all over her.
So the alligator comes out of the mud with quakings of the earth.
Five minutes later Ilyin, splashing through the mud, came running back to the shanty.
If I don't get stuck in the mud, I should be able to make it to the highway.
She kicked her cowboy boots off and pulled the mud boots on.
Like an Avon notice on a doorknob, the tracks in the mud were proof of an unobserved visit.
Later, we complained about Janet's sloppy cleaning when we found traces of mud in an unused room.
Sure, but the only thing in there is mud cats.
The west coast throughout its whole length is covered to a depth of some miles with mangrove swamps, with only a few isolated stretches of sandy beach, the dim foliage of the mangroves and the hideous mud flats presenting a depressing spectacle.
Instead of sitting at his ease in a parlor car, he went jolting along through mud and mire, exposed to wind and weather.
I promise not to plaster you with mud this time.
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.
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.
The warm wind assisted the sun in melting the snow and most of it was already gone, leaving a trail of sloppy mud to the barn.
She glanced down at her clothes, covered with mud, and realized her face was also caked with slime.
The rain would pack down the mud and melt the rest of the snow.
When you push this thing out of the mud, she's going to be plumb through the gate before we can get to it.
Carmen sloshed through the mud, and by the time she opened the gate, the car was out of the mud.
The only sound was the sucking sound their boots made in the mud and the soothing sound of flowing water down at the creek.
The raindrops were heavier now, working the mud on her face into a slimy mess.
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.
Not more than an hour ago you were helping him sling mud at me?
Kyaukpyu contains numerous "mud volcanoes," from which marsh gas is frequently discharged, with occasional issue of flame.
The mud brought down by it, calculated at 7150 lb an hour at Bagdad, is not deposited in marshes to form alluvium, as in the case of the Euphrates, but although in flood time the river becomes at places an inland sea, rendering navigation extremely difficult and uncertain, the bulk of the mud is deposited in banks, shoals and islands in the bed of the river, and is finally carried out into the Persian Gulf.
The new city formed a rectangle, enclosed by a colossal mud rampart, the longer sides of which ran north and south.
They reside in small towns and mud forts scattered along the coast.
The lake is nowhere of great depth, and about midway numerous mud-banks, marshes, islands and dense growths of aqueous plants stretch across its surface.
He was dressed plainly, and, with his reddish-brown hair and mud-bespattered face, looked like a hard- working countryman just in from the backwoods.
You were so bespattered with mud that I thought you were some old farmer.
Well, Andy Jackson, get down here and clean the mud from my boots.
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.
There are also a clean race of frogs and tortoises, and a few mussels in it; muskrats and minks leave their traces about it, and occasionally a travelling mud-turtle visits it.
Sometimes, when I pushed off my boat in the morning, I disturbed a great mud-turtle which had secreted himself under the boat in the night.
Instead of the white lily, which requires mud, or the common sweet flag, the blue flag (Iris versicolor) grows thinly in the pure water, rising from the stony bottom all around the shore, where it is visited by hummingbirds in June; and the color both of its bluish blades and its flowers and especially their reflections, is in singular harmony with the glaucous water.
Soldiers floundering knee-deep in mud pushed the guns and wagons themselves.
For a long time they continued to look at red Rugay who, his arched back spattered with mud and clanking the ring of his leash, walked along just behind "Uncle's" horse with the serene air of a conqueror.
When water is spilled on dry ground both the dry ground and the water disappear and mud results; and in the same way the entry of the famished army into the rich and deserted city resulted in fires and looting and the destruction of both the army and the wealthy city.
That morning, Cossacks of Denisov's party had seized and carried off into the forest two wagons loaded with cavalry saddles, which had stuck in the mud not far from Mikulino where the forest ran close to the road.
The sound of bare feet splashing through the mud was heard in the darkness, and the drummer boy came to the door.
One of them fell in the mud under his horse's feet.
Denisov did not reply; he rode up to Petya, dismounted, and with trembling hands turned toward himself the bloodstained, mud-bespattered face which had already gone white.
Giddon paused at a mud hole and pointed at a track.
The braids had to be untangled in order to shampoo the mud from her hair.
The excavation was wider here and Dean could see signs of some earlier passage in the mud at the edge.
Her trousers were black with mud front and back, her pant leg torn, and her left knee bloody.
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.
A mud-splattered Blazer was parked behind him.
Carmen trudged through the sticky mud toward the chicken shed.
Caked with mud, they both decided to walk to the house while Katie parked the car.
In spite of the mud and weather, she felt much better.
No, I wasn't talking about the mud and cold.
She stepped back and watched as he excitedly hauled the little mud cat to the shore and released it.
In seasons of drought they are hardly more than swamps and mud flats, which for a time may become a grassy plain, or desolate coast encrusted with salt.
So far the mud-fish has been found only in the Mary and the Burnett rivers.
Political agitators, in order to sap the power of the Opportunist party, did not hesitate to drag in the mud one of the greatest citizens of France.
Besides the mineral water baths there are also moor or mud-baths, and the peat used for these baths is the richest in iron in the world.
They are built of "sun-dried blocks of mud and gravel, about 22 in.
They live for some time in water or mud, occasionally entering the bodies of water snails, but undergo no change until they reach the lung of a frog, when the cycle begins anew.
The fortress town of Alessandria stopped his progress with those mud walls contemptuously named of straw, while the forces of the league assembled at Modena and obliged him to raise the siege.
The primitive cell sends colorless tubelets (rhizoids, rh.) into the mud on which it grows.
The stems are frequently characterized by aeration channels, which connect the aerial parts with the parts which are buried in practically airless mud or silt.
The plains about Sabzawar are highly cultivated by the Nurzai Duranis, and each village boasts its own little mud fort.
"Don't kick up the dust, you infantry!" jested an hussar whose prancing horse had splashed mud over some foot soldiers.
Your fine cords would soon get a bit rubbed, said an infantryman, wiping the mud off his face with his sleeve.
Rostov did not think what this call for stretchers meant; he ran on, trying only to be ahead of the others; but just at the bridge, not looking at the ground, he came on some sticky, trodden mud, stumbled, and fell on his hands.
The sound of voices, the tramping feet, the horses' hoofs moving in mud, the crackling of wood fires near and afar, merged into one tremulous rumble.
He was bespattered with mud and had a pitiful, weary, and distracted air, though at the same time he was haughty and self-confident.
Rostov threw his cloak over his shoulders, shouted to Lavrushka to follow with the things, and--now slipping in the mud, now splashing right through it--set off with Ilyin in the lessening rain and the darkness that was occasionally rent by distant lightning.
Rostov riding in front gave the order "Forward!" and the hussars, with clanking sabers and subdued talk, their horses' hoofs splashing in the mud, defiled in fours and moved along the broad road planted with birch trees on each side, following the infantry and a battery that had gone on in front.
His pale and mud-stained face--fair and young, with a dimple in the chin and light-blue eyes--was not an enemy's face at all suited to a battlefield, but a most ordinary, homelike face.
Only someone's orderly passed through the gateway, splashing through the mud, and talked to the innkeeper.
Bolkhovitinov was bespattered all over with mud and had smeared his face by wiping it with his sleeve.
The four lawyers rode along, one behind another; for the pathway was narrow, and the mud on each side of it was deep.