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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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Mucky Pups on Crwys Road, Cardiff, held a doggy speed dating night where owners could bring their dogs along to |make friends MATTHEW HORWOOD
Mrs Couch, who owns two branches of Mucky Paws in Cardiff and Chepstow, and Wales' first Doggy Deli and Barkery in Cardiff, recently appeared on Britain's Flashiest Families on Channel 5 due to her obsession with spoiling her Maltese terrier Lucy, 14.
ego, in both its damaged, mucky form and its bandaged, glittery form, is what blocks our access to self-esteem -- to heart, to truth, to connection, to intimacy, to love -- every time.
Mucky Eamonn posted the fastest clock of the day, 12.
Sandra Ardrey, secretary of Mucky Mountains, said: "Dancing at Speke Hall was so nice because of the beautiful surroundings but every location was great.
Out of the darkness: Miners at the end of their shift may think coal is a mucky business, but at least their pension funds are set to be invested in companies with a clean environmental record.
Just below that mucky bottom lies sordid pollutants.
Anyone who has travelled on the British railway system in the last few years will have noticed the way in which the authorities now refer to the people who are (usually) suffering from lateness, filth, surly employees, and a generally distasteful and mucky experience as 'customers' rather than 'passengers'.
It never comes on the day it's supposed to (ie Christmas Day); it can be used as a weapon (an ice-laden tracer bullet, doubling as a snowball, nearly blinded me as a kid); without the winter tyres our Euro neighbours rely on, it's horrible to drive on; it's "magical" only for a couple of hours before it gets mucky and slushy; it's terrible to walk on in heels (I'm reliably informed); whenever I've gone cross-country skiing, I've ended up nearly crying with fatigue and frustration; kids get the day off school while you have to go to work.
He paused, brushed mucky hands on mucky trousers and swung open the door.
Yes, we had mucky knees and dirty faces, Through playing in these magic places, But if you were lonely or feeling blue, Then the back lane was the place for you.