One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Mud made into a pie shape by a child.
- ‘They played in his backyard making mud pies when they were five, playing hide and seek.’
- ‘A delicious mud pie, a good-luck rock, or a friendly frog are just a few of the presents children love to bring home to Mom and Dad.’
- ‘The Earth-defender of tomorrow might start by making mud pies.’
- ‘Jake and I have been best friends since we were kids fooling around with mud pies and the good old pigskin (that's what Jake used to call a football to sound cool).’
- ‘When I was five, Noah shoved a mud pie into my face and then kissed me: right, smack-dab on my muddy lips!’
- ‘Her parents probably would be happy that she'd got this part, although it would be the same sort of happiness that they'd show a child successfully making mud pies.’
- ‘She was still preoccupied with mud pies and catching frogs.’
- ‘Well, mud pies I'm sure are fun and children should still certainly enjoy doing that; however, I think our society is on a fast track.’
- ‘Although the Libran child dislikes mess, and is quite ‘refined’ in her activities (no mud pies for her), she has plenty of physical energy when offered the opportunity to use it creatively.’
- ‘A child whose curiosity is thus channeled will, instead of fully understanding the fluid dynamics of mud pies, learn to read or to do math or whatever other useful skill is on offer.’
- ‘We used to make mud pies together when we were little kids.’
- ‘There are no hardships or difficulties that come their way, besides trying to decide what they'll do for that day: catch butterflies in the backyard or spend the day in the sandbox making mud pies?’
- ‘William was lazy, chubby, and short, and would rather fling mud pies than do anything important.’
- ‘Between making mud pies with friends and swimming in the Goose River, a love for music developed at an early age.’
- ‘They both looked so sad that I caved in after about ten minutes and sent them out to make mud pies in the front yard.’
- ‘Mud will congeal to an ideal consistency, enabling one to fashion the most tempting mud pies.’
- ‘The mud pies on the window sill could be the sign of a baker or artist in the making.’
- ‘Who could be content with the mud pies of children playing in a ditch when he'd seen the work of Saramantha's greatest sculptors?’
- ‘She likes making castles in the sand and mud pies.’
- ‘Young girls in white blouses and dark skirts ran in and out of homes, and children played with sticks and mud pies.’
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