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muck

[mək]
(civil engineering)
Rock or earth removed during excavation.
(geology)
Dark, finely divided, well-decomposed, organic matter intermixed with a high percentage of mineral matter, usually silt, forming a surface deposit in some poorly drained areas.
(mining engineering)

muck

1. An organic soil of very soft consistency; also called muck soil.
2. Material to be excavated; clay, dirt, loam, stone, etc.
3. The material so excavated.
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I can't see why they (the government) would want to muck around with it," he said.
You take it with a pinch of salt, especially as I've always liked a joke and to muck around.
Madonna, who is married to director Guy Ritchie, said: "I'm happy to muck around in a pair of a drawstring pants and wellies but my daughter gets angry because I go to school wearing my tracksuit.
Gosden said: `` I wouldn't muck around next year, I would just see her as a lovely Oaks filly.
It told of a 15-year-old who said: 'When I was in the first two years I used to muck around a lot.