Muck iron
Muck Muck, n. [Icel. myki; akin to D. m["o]g. Cf. {Midden}.] 1. Dung in a moist state; manure. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

2. Vegetable mold mixed with earth, as found in low, damp places and swamps. [1913 Webster]

3. Anything filthy or vile. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

4. Money; -- in contempt. [1913 Webster]

The fatal muck we quarreled for. --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]

5. (Mining) The unwanted material, especially rock or soil, that must be excavated in order to reach the valuable ore; also, the unwanted material after being excavated or crushed by blasting, or after being removed to a waste pile. In the latter sense, also called a {muck pile}. [RDH]

{Muck bar}, bar iron which has been through the rolls only once.

{Muck iron}, crude puddled iron ready for the squeezer or rollers. --Knight.

{muck pile} see {muck pile} in the vocabulary. [1913 Webster +RH]


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  • Muck — Muck, n. [Icel. myki; akin to D. m[ o]g. Cf. {Midden}.] 1. Dung in a moist state; manure. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. Vegetable mold mixed with earth, as found in low, damp places and swamps. [1913 Webster] 3. Anything filthy or vile. Spenser. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Muck bar — Muck Muck, n. [Icel. myki; akin to D. m[ o]g. Cf. {Midden}.] 1. Dung in a moist state; manure. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. Vegetable mold mixed with earth, as found in low, damp places and swamps. [1913 Webster] 3. Anything filthy or vile. Spenser.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • muck pile — Muck Muck, n. [Icel. myki; akin to D. m[ o]g. Cf. {Midden}.] 1. Dung in a moist state; manure. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. Vegetable mold mixed with earth, as found in low, damp places and swamps. [1913 Webster] 3. Anything filthy or vile. Spenser.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • muck rolls — noun plural Etymology: muck (I) : the first pair of a train of rolls for rolling wrought iron …   Useful english dictionary

  • muck bar — Metall. a rough bar of wrought iron, rolled from blooms of iron extracted from a puddling furnace. [1865 70, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • muck bar — Metall. a rough bar of wrought iron, rolled from blooms of iron extracted from a puddling furnace. [1865 70, Amer.] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Wrought iron — is commercially pure iron. In contrast to steel, it has a very low carbon content. It is a fibrous material due to the slag inclusions (a normal constituent). This is also what gives it a grain resembling wood, which is visible when it is etched… …   Wikipedia

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  • busheled iron — 1. heterogeneous iron made from scrap iron and steel. 2. wrought iron of high quality made from selected pieces cut from various muck bars. [1825 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • busheled iron — 1. heterogeneous iron made from scrap iron and steel. 2. wrought iron of high quality made from selected pieces cut from various muck bars. [1825 35] …   Useful english dictionary

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