Definition of Mudsill

1. n. The lowest sill of a structure, usually embedded in the soil; the lowest timber of a house; also, that sill or timber of a bridge which is laid at the bottom of the water. See Sill.



2. n. Fig.: A person of the lowest stratum of society; -- a term of opprobrium or contempt.

Definition of Mudsill

1. Noun. The lowest sill of a structure, usually placed in or on the ground. ¹

2. Noun. (figuratively) A particularly low or dirty place/state; the nadir of something (see rock bottom) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mudsill

1. the lowest supporting timber of a structure [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mudsill

mudpie
mudpies
mudproof
mudpuddle
mudpuppies
mudpuppy
mudra
mudras
mudrock
mudrocks
mudroom
mudrooms
muds
mudscow
mudscows
mudsill (current term)
mudsills
mudskipper
mudskippers
mudsled
mudsleds
mudslides
mudslinger
mudslingers
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mudstone
mudstones

Literary usage of Mudsill

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1. The Life and Times of Hannibal Hamlin by Charles Eugene Hamlin (1899)
"This is the historical significance of the speech, though at the time it gave the author the name of " mudsill" Hammond, which arose from a peculiar use he ..."

2. The Lyon Campaign in Missouri: Being a History of the First Iowa Infantry by Eugene Fitch Ware (1907)
"The Harness-Maker.—The Workman.—The Discussions.—The mudsill.— Schools and Education.—Uncle Tom's Cabin.—Aunt Phyllis's Cabin. ..."

3. American Negligence Reports, Current Series Cited Am. Neg. Rep.: All the by United States (1903)
"Q. Do you say that carried it below the bottom of the mudsill ? ... I have an idea, when I last saw it the ditch was some lower than the mudsill. ..."

4. History of California by Hubert Howe Bancroft, Henry Lebbeus Oak, William Nemos, Frances Fuller Victor (1888)
"Such a class you must have, or you would not have that other class which leads progress, civilization, and refinement It constitutes the very mudsill of ..."

5. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of Chancery, the by New Jersey Court of Chancery, New Jersey Prerogative Court, New Jersey Court of Errors and Appeals, Charles Ewing Green (1869)
"This consists, as it is since reduced, of a stone wall and a piece of timber about thirty-six feet long, lying on the stone-work, called the mudsill, ..."

6. The Life and Times of Hannibal Hamlin by Charles Eugene Hamlin (1899)
"This is the historical significance of the speech, though at the time it gave the author the name of " mudsill" Hammond, which arose from a peculiar use he ..."

7. The Lyon Campaign in Missouri: Being a History of the First Iowa Infantry by Eugene Fitch Ware (1907)
"The Harness-Maker.—The Workman.—The Discussions.—The mudsill.— Schools and Education.—Uncle Tom's Cabin.—Aunt Phyllis's Cabin. ..."

8. American Negligence Reports, Current Series Cited Am. Neg. Rep.: All the by United States (1903)
"Q. Do you say that carried it below the bottom of the mudsill ? ... I have an idea, when I last saw it the ditch was some lower than the mudsill. ..."

9. History of California by Hubert Howe Bancroft, Henry Lebbeus Oak, William Nemos, Frances Fuller Victor (1888)
"Such a class you must have, or you would not have that other class which leads progress, civilization, and refinement It constitutes the very mudsill of ..."

10. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of Chancery, the by New Jersey Court of Chancery, New Jersey Prerogative Court, New Jersey Court of Errors and Appeals, Charles Ewing Green (1869)
"This consists, as it is since reduced, of a stone wall and a piece of timber about thirty-six feet long, lying on the stone-work, called the mudsill, ..."

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