from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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.

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  • The Marshal and men are home from the Koyuk River, after four weeks of winter "mushing," and say nothing about their trip.

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  • At ten in the evening G. and B. came in from a five days "mushing" trip on the trails, being nearly starved and frozen.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • "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.

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  • 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.

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  • "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.

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