Definition of mudsill
1 : a supporting sill (as of a building or bridge) resting directly on a base and especially the earth
2 : a person of the lowest social level
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Cut a third 2 x 8 mudsill to fit along the tops of the center row of foundation blocks.
Crackers and squatters, rednecks and hillbillies, sandhillers and mudsills, clay eaters and hoe wielders: America has developed a rich vocabulary to describe one part of its permanent underclass.
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