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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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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.
Don't dare muck about with my past - or I might have to muck around with your present.
You take it with a pinch of salt, especially as I've always liked a joke and to muck around.
I've still got the same attitude, I just like to muck around and zoom about the place.
Now between the posts for Rhyl, Southall - 43 in eight days time - confirmed "I am not here just to muck around - we want to win something.
The A45 is a major trunk road and you can't muck around with it.