Mirk

Part of speech:

Same as MURK, etc.

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Usage examples "mirk":

  1. Lad, gin ye fa' by Chairlie's side To rid this land o' shame, There winna be a prooder bride Than her ye left at hame, But I will seek ye whaur ye sleep Frae lawlands to the peat, An ilka nicht at mirk I'll creep To lay me at yer feet. - "Songs of Angus and More Songs of Angus", Violet Jacob.
  2. That evening is as clear in my memory as though it were yesterday- the dim light of our one candle, with the acrid smell of the wick that we had forgotten to snuff, the shadows in the corners of the 'lang, laigh, mirk chamber, perishing cauld, ' the driving rain on the roof close above our heads, and the gusts of wind that shook our windows. - "The Life of Mrs. Robert Louis Stevenson", Nellie Van de Grift Sanchez.
  3. What sign hast thou to tell thee, that the night wears into day When the heavens are mirk as the midnight? - "The Story of Sigurd the Volsung and the Fall of the Niblungs", William Morris.