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- v. Present participle of mush.
- n. Action of the verb to mush (travel with a dog sled).
- n. A race with a dog team.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Traveling by dog-sled in arctic Alaska. See musher.
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He's known as the mushing mayor, and he wants nothing more for his town than more cars, more trucks and one big highway that locals hope will offer a passage to prosperity for the entire region.
The Marshal and men are home from the Koyuk River, after four weeks of winter "mushing," and say nothing about their trip.
At ten in the evening G. and B. came in from a five days "mushing" trip on the trails, being nearly starved and frozen.
This evening they held a meeting for the natives in camp, and I attended, but it seemed like a funeral without the friends now "mushing" on the Nome trail.
We were loaded so heavy we were "mushing" when we took off.
There were two more in their gang, who were across the river "mushing" in Harrisburg.
"Allan was 'mushing' the long trail, same as he'd done years in the open season," Murray said, drawing a deep sigh as he opened his story.
Enthusiasm of any kind other than mining and "mushing" enthusiasm is so rare in this land that it is welcome even when it seems wasted.
"We do things like setting up the signs, parking vehicles, setting up," Jeff Sones said, adding he's also worked as a dog handler and that he and his wife also got the experience of actual "mushing," that is, driving the sled pulled by a full team of 16 dogs.
It was not labor she was avoiding—dog mushing is hardly for the lazy —but rather the project's senior researcher, Mr. Heinrich, whose influence loomed large over the couple and the entire field of animal behaviorism.