Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Rubbish; refuse; dirt; dung.
- n. In mining, rubbish; attle; mining refuse; that which remains after the ore has been separated.
- n. A blundered piece of business; a mull or mess.
- n. The stump of a tree.
- To work on in a blundering, untidy, or unsatisfactory way; half do (a thing); spoil; botch.
- n. Rubbish, waste matter.
- n. Australia, New Zealand, mining Waste rock from which the wanted gold, minerals, opal, etc., has been extracted; waste material generated while searching for minerals or while mining, such as when sinking a shaft.
- n. Nonsense, rubbish.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete Rubbish; refuse; dirt.
- From mull + -ock. (Wiktionary)
“Well, aw'll mak a mullock o 'thee i' two minnits if tha doesn't shut up!”
“When your shaft is sunk a few feet, you should begin to log up the top for at least 3 ft. or 4 ft., so as to get a tip for your "mullock" and lode stuff.”
“The "mullock," as he called it, from his hands, and from the bed where it had lain so long, so crusted the little thing which he gave me, that”
“The men are hard at work on these hills of "mullock," plying the windlasses by which the stuff is brought up from below, or puddling and washing off "the dirt.”
“Ah knew tha'd mak a mullock on it when tha started! ”
“The “mullock,” as he called it, from his hands, and from the bed where it had lain so long, so crusted the little thing which he gave me, that I dipped it again in the swelling stream, and rubbed it with both hands, to make out what it was.”
“But her needeth care, or her may all goo away in mullock.”
“Seen nearer at hand, the dun-coloured desert resolved itself into uncountable pimpling clay and mud-heaps, of divers shade and varying sizes: some consisted of but a few bucketfuls of mullock, others were taller than the tallest man.”
“Splashed with red clay until he looked like a terra-cotta image restored to light after concealment under rubbish, steaming with sweat, fluttering with importance, Frank Edward stood still for a moment beside Alec, shovelling away some mullock.”
“Tolerating no unseemly sights, lank, limp, succulent vegetation sprang up as if by magic on the mullock heaps, as did grey fluffy fungus on damp boots and dripping tucker-bags.”
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Items of little or no value that are left behind by physical or biological processes other than passing through an alimentary canal. See also Valse's Leftovers and reesetee's Hogwash! for other tak...
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