mullocky

mullock

[muhl-uhk]
noun
1.
(in Australasia) refuse or rubbish, as rock or earth, from a mine; muck.
Idioms
2.
poke mullock at, Australian. to ridicule.

Origin:
1350–1400; orig. dialectal English; Middle English mullok, equivalent to mul dust, mold, rubbish (compare Old English myl dust; vowel perhaps from Middle English mullen; see mull4) + -ok -ock

mullocky, adjective
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mullock (ˈmʌlək)
 
n
1.  (Austral) waste material from a mine
2.  dialect a mess or muddle
3.  informal (Austral) poke mullock at to ridicule
 
[C14: related to Old English myl dust, Old Norse mylja to crush; see muller]
 
'mullocky
 
adj

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