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mud / med
*n. soft, sticky matter resulting from the mixing of earth and water.
Other words for mud include slobber, mire, ooze, muck, silt, slabber, slutch, lutulence, sloshiness and slushiness.
Mycobacterium vaccae, found in mud, is thought to be an anti-depressant.
Mice fed with mycobacterium vaccae from mud can navigate mazes twice as fast as usual.
and, never forget:
"He who slings mud generally loses ground." Adlai E Stevenson