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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Mire \Mire\, n. [OE. mire, myre; akin to Icel. m?rr swamp, Sw. myra marshy ground, and perh. to E. moss.] Deep mud; wet, spongy earth. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] He his rider from the lofty steed Would have cast down and trod in dirty mire. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] Mire crow (Zool.), the pewit, or laughing gull. [Prov. Eng.] Mire drum, the European bittern. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]