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mullock

[muhl-uh k] /ˈmʌl ək/
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
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
Related forms
mullocky, adjective
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mullock

/ˈmʌlək/
noun
1.
(Austral) waste material from a mine
2.
(dialect) a mess or muddle
3.
(Austral, informal) poke mullock at, to ridicule
Derived Forms
mullocky, adjective
Word Origin
C14: related to Old English myl dust, Old Norse mylja to crush; see muller
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