mud lark

noun

Definition of mud lark

  1. 1 :  a person who grubs in mud (as in search of stray bits of coal, iron, rope); specifically :  an urchin who grubs for a living along the tide flats of the English Thames

  2. 2a dialectal, England :  pipit b :  any of various birds (as the meadowlark or the shoveler) that live in moist places c :  the Australian magpie lark (Grallina cyanoleuca) that makes mud nests

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