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- n. A pig; pork.
- n. One who scavenges in river or harbor mud for items of value, especially in London during the Industrial Revolution. Also applies to a person scavenging sewers. A person that begs near a river. (rare) A sewer cleaner. (rare)
- n. A child who spends most of their time in the streets especially in slum areas. A child who plays in the mud. Any dirty or unkempt person.
- n. Nickname for a soldier of the Royal Engineers.
- n. Assorted birds that are found in muddy places or build their nests with mud. Especially Anthus petrosus and Alauda arvensis.
- n. The Grallina cyanoleuca that builds its nest with mud into a bowl like shape.
- n. A racing horse that performs well on muddy or wet tracks.
It was found by a mudlark – one of the small army of amateur archaeologists who scour the beaches and mudflats of the river at low tide.
You wade along in this way step by step, like a mudlark at Portsmouth
With the aid of a mudlark -- a mere barge boy, who probably had no more right on the barge than Jules himself -- Racksole had won his game.
There is at least one powerful bond, though it may not always awake sympathy, between mudlark and monarch -- that of hunger.
I now became a regular mudlark, though I got employment when I could by running on errands and in assisting the boatmen on the river.
All our talk of the middle class these days is fine, but Dickens knew the higher and the lower, the much lower: the mudlark, the wasting orphan, the prison child, the crossing sweeper, the dun, the dustman, the shabby clerk, the street philosopher.
Carlisle 2.50 Ultra-competitive stuff but the mudlark
A noted mudlark, Purple is unbeaten from two attempts on heavy tracks, and has recorded three wins and a placing from five starts on slow ground.
Deteriorating conditions are not a concern for mudlark
The mudlark won the Welsh National at Chepstow in December but was forced to miss the Cheltenham Festival with a slight setback, leaving connections to target the three-mile-five contest.