One man mutters " [well it's] good for Bush ", evidently not thrilled.
Verse 3b: Your lips have spoken lies, and your tongue mutters wicked things.
A woman mutters something about permanence and my head floats several inches from where it should be.
When the rustic talks in the vernacular to his horse he is not much concerned to know whether he is heard and understood; still less when he mutters threats against an absent rival, or kicks the stool that has tripped him up with a vicious "Take that!"
But one of the old men mutters, And pushes his plate aside: " Great God!