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Covered with splashes of mud:‘mud-spattered trucks were parked in the gateway’
mud-caked, mud-spattered, muddied, dirty, filthy, mucky, grubby, grimy, soiled, begrimedView synonyms
- ‘There was always a heap of mud-spattered boots by the back door, and we had to scrub the bathroom when my brother used it after rugby practice.’
- ‘Having exchanged pleasantries, your bleary-eyed and mud-spattered colleague shuffles off towards his dug out.’
- ‘"Good afternoon," they chirp nervously, staring at our mud-spattered feet.’
- ‘He lives in a 3,200-square-foot house, drives a mud-spattered Jeep Cherokee, and answers his own phone.’
- ‘His trousers, often mud-spattered, scarcely came halfway below his knees.’
- ‘The convoy of mud-spattered four-by-fours has pulled in at the side of the B1224 near Rufforth.’
- ‘In place of the waterproofs and mud-spattered clothes of previous washouts, revellers were being told to slap on the sunscreen to protect themselves from sunstroke.’
- ‘Mud-spattered survivors wandered streets strewn with fallen trees.’
- ‘In 2006, she became the first person in direct line to the throne to be paid to appear in an advertisement, posing for Land Rover in a mud-spattered Roberto Cavalli dress.’
- ‘My new skirt, specially purchased for the event, is a mud-spattered mess that could not be resurrected after I fell off my bike.’
- ‘His valet, Grafton, had taken away his soaking garments and mud-spattered boots.’
- ‘The ongoing downhill mountain-bike race is a mostly amateur, mostly male, thoroughly mud-spattered event.’
- ‘When Harvey's men emerged, mud-spattered and hatless from the ditches through which they had crawled, some of the tank crews mistook them for the enemy and opened fire.’
- ‘She's mud-spattered and obviously a hands-on farmer.’
- ‘When they arrived at the gate, a mud-spattered messenger was waiting for Olen, with an equally bedaubed horse breathing heavily through flared nostrils.’
- ‘Police said the mud-spattered, yellow scrambler bike had no lights or registration plates.’
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