from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A wry mouth; a grimace; also, a grotesque posturing.
  • noun A murmur; a muttering or grumbling.


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  • I was stalking hameward across Blackwater-mosses, and whistling as I tramp'd for want of thought, when a noise struck my ear, like the crumpling of frosty murgeon; it made me stop short, and I thought I saw a strange form before me: it vanished behint a windraw; and again thare was nought in view but dreary dykes, and dusky ling.

    English Dialects From the Eighth Century to the Present Day 1873

  • And sae the jig was begun after her leddyship’s pipe, and mony a mad measure has been danced sin’ syne; for down cam masons and murgeon-makers, and preachers and player-folk, and

    Saint Ronan's Well 2008


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