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Definition of Muck

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manure; compost; dirt; mire, mud
dirty, make filthy, muddy; fertilize, spread with manure; clean out the mud or filth (i.e. from a barn, mine, etc.)
Muck Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

abbreviation of Amuck.
  
(v. t.)
To manure with muck.
  
(n.)
Vegetable mold mixed with earth, as found in low, damp places and swamps.
  
(n.)
Money; -- in contempt.
  
(n.)
Dung in a moist state; manure.
  
(n.)
Anything filthy or vile.
  
(a.)
Like muck; mucky; also, used in collecting or distributing muck; as, a muck fork.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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muck
\muck\, n. [icel. myki; akin to d. m?g. cf. midden.]
1. dung in a moist state; manure.
2. vegetable mold mixed with earth, as found in low, damp places and swamps.
3. anything filthy or vile.
4. money; -- in contempt. the fatal muck we quarreled for. & fl.
muck
bar, bar iron which has been through the rolls only once.
muck
iron, crude puddled iron ready for the squeezer or rollers.
muck
\muck\ (mŭk), abbreviation of amuck.


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Meaning
Where there are dirty jobs to be done there is money to be made.
Origin
Originated in Yorkshire, England where brass is a slang term for money. Hardly used nowadays, although writers sometimes call on it when they want to establish a character as a blunt Yorkshireman.
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Everyday English and Slang in Ireland
soil
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Tail = n. soil; manure; muck
Australian Slang
a woman who puts on airs of a grand lady, usually badly
play around in a way that others generally don't like
last day of high school, a day of pranks and mischief
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. any thick messy substance
(synonym) sludge, slime, goo, gook, guck, gunk, ooze
(hypernym) substance, matter
(hyponym) sapropel
(derivation) mire, mud, muck up
2. fecal matter of animals
(synonym) droppings, dung
(hypernym) fecal matter, faecal matter, feces, faeces, BM, stool, ordure, dejection
(hyponym) chip, cow chip, cow dung, buffalo chip
(derivation) manure

Verb
1. remove muck, clear away muck, as in a mine
(hypernym) remove, take, take away, withdraw
(derivation) sludge, slime, goo, gook, guck, gunk, ooze
2. spread manure, as for fertilization
(synonym) manure
(hypernym) spread, scatter, spread out
(derivation) droppings, dung
3. soil with mud, muck, or mire; "The child mucked up his shirt while playing ball in the garden"
(synonym) mire, mud, muck up
(hypernym) dirty, soil, begrime, grime, colly, bemire
(derivation) sludge, slime, goo, gook, guck, gunk, ooze
Muck Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Soil Glossary - Mani
Highly decomposed organic wet soil.
Muck Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Muck is a soil made up primarily of humus from drained swampland

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Muck Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
Environmental Engineering (English ver.)
(1) A moist, sticky mixture, especially of mud and filth. (2) Highly decomposed organic material in which the original plant parts are not recognizable. Muck contains more mineral matter and is usually darker than Peat. (3) Earth, rocks, or clay excavated in mining.