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mud

a fine-grained soft wet deposit that occurs on the ground after rain, at the bottom of ponds, lakes, etc.

What does it mean when you dream about mud?

Plans or conditions are obscured by the “muddy waters” of emotional indecision. Solutions or new directions may become clear by washing away mud from shoes or a roadway.

mud

[məd]
(engineering)
(geology)
An unindurated mixture of clay and silt with water; it is slimy with a consistency varying from that of a semifluid to that of a soft and plastic sediment.
(materials)
(petrology)
The silt plus clay portion of a sedimentary rock.

mud

A mixture of soil with sufficient water to make it soft.

MUD

(games)
Multi-User Dimension or "Multi-User Domain". Originally "Multi-User Dungeon".

MUD

(MultiUser Dungeon, MultiUser Dimension, MultiUser Dialogue) Interactive games played by several people at a time on the Internet. Originally dungeons and dragon games with demons, elves and magicians, MUDs have been created for science fiction themes, cartoon characters and other types of games. MUDs have also evolved into 3D virtual reality sites.

There are many variations and permutations of MUDs. MOOs are object-oriented MUDs, and MUSEs (Multiuser Shared Environments) are generally designed for elementary and secondary students. A MUSH (MultiUser Shared Hallucination) allows new rooms and situations to be created. A MUCK (MultiUser Chat Kingdom) is a text-based MUD system similar to MUSH, and there is yet another MUCK (MultiUser Construction Kit), heavy on fantasy and myth. See avatar and VRML.
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A fishable mud might be as big as a parking lot or as small as a tennis ball.
The red muds were analysed for oxalate- and DCB-extractable Fe and Al, pH, EC, elemental analysis, and by random powder XRD by the same methods used for the soils.
Industry insiders predict a total eradication of oil-based muds by 2006.
Of course, this isn't anything new - thousands of years ago, the ancient Egyptians and Romans were using mud packs for a whole range of beauty treatments.
Following the City of Austin's plans to annex Lost Creek MUD in December 2005, the MUD and the City began working on a Strategic Partnership Agreement, or SPA, as permitted under 1999 amendments to state annexation law.
Equations of fitted lines were in the form y = mx for comparisons of red muds within treatments (intercepts were not significantly different from 0) and y = mx + c for comparisons of treatments within red mud types.
The Mud Mover 150 mud recovery and cleaning system has many standard features.
Delta-Omega is a performance chemical company involved in the research, development and manufacturing of environmentally safe products that have applications in soil remediation, the recycling of the constituent elements of spent oil-based drilling mud, commercial, military and industrial cleaning, firefighting and emergency response.
This process offers significant cost savings potential over current management practices involving spent drilling muds, thereby converting a serious disposal problem, and long term liability issues into recoverable assets.
Lone Star Mud is a rapidly growing supplier of drilling muds for oil and gas drilling in Texas.
Under the terms of the Agreement, the firms will complete field trials initiated earlier this year with SWACO on spent drilling muds, and commence field trials on oil based drill cuttings.
OTC: Symbol DOTK) announced today that the Company has successfully field tested a unique technology for recovering barite and oil from spent drilling muds.