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- n. dirt; filth
- n. rubbish or refuse consisting of broken rock inholding little or no ore; especially, the worthless rock left over once the ore has been selected.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Rubbish or refuse consisting of broken rock containing little or no ore.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Dirt; filth; rubbish; specifically, the refuse or worthless rock which remains after the ore has been selected from the material obtained by mining: a term originally Cornish, but extensively used in other mining regions in both England and America.
- An obsolete form of ettle.
Dialectal (Cornish) variation of addle. (Wiktionary)