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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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What's lovely about the school on Muck is that all the children play together even though they are different ages.
failing to maintain the drain holes at the 2,400 level of the Stobie Mine, leading to the accumulation of water, creating wet muck which then hung up; and
Muck managed to make light of the incident and closed the show joking: "Well, now we all saw what happens when you don't get enough oxygen".
The final cost was more than $21 million, and the project removed more than 6 million cubic feet of muck.
Wry humour is very much part of this tall tale when Milky the Cow gets stuck in the muck and, despite all good intentions, interventions and all known technologies fail, it is Milky's own actions that save the day.
Inclined tunneling (uphill or steep grade) - Gravity assistance in muck removal to reduce energy (uphill); hauler braking converted into electricity or batteries (steep grade);
Children's social entertainment brand and video game developer Kiz Studios announced on Thursday the launch of its new product, Muck Comics, on Apple's App Store.
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A FREE manure analysis is being offered to 25 farmers at next month's Grassland and Muck show.
I was impressed by their fine steeds, but what really caught my attention was a large pile of horse muck on the pavement.
The heaps of garbage broken water lines and overflowing gutters are causing muck and stink smell in the colony.
The muck dumped into Sutlej will ultimately end up in the downstream of Bhakra dam, reducing its water storage capacity," the organisation's convener Himanshu Thakkar said.