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. [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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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