- (in Australasia) refuse or rubbish, as rock or earth, from a mine; muck.
- poke mullock at, Australian. to ridicule.
Origin of mullock
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Examples from the Web for mullock
"We'd better get down and clear out some of the mullock," he said.
Watty threw the mullock from his hide bucket as it came up, and lowered it again.
Where were the familiar poppet heads, the heaps of mullock, and the diligently fossicked alluvial?Under the Red Crescent
Charles S. Ryan
Another mile brings us to Mullock Bridge, where a long causeway traverses a marshy backwater of the Haven.Nooks and Corners of Pembrokeshire
H. Thornhill Timmins
And diggers came up with their flannels and moleskins yellow and heavy, and dripping with wet 'mullock'.Joe Wilson and His Mates
- Australian waste material from a mine
- dialect a mess or muddle
- poke mullock at Australian informal to ridicule
C14: related to Old English myl dust, Old Norse mylja to crush; see muller
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