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A mixture of sand and gravel, used especially as hard core in road-building.
- ‘Various loose surfacings such as hoggin, crushed stone, planings or scalpings (recovered road surfacing) can be used, firmly compacted with a powered roller or vibrating plate.’
- ‘Be aware that a really deep gravel path can be difficult to walk on and wheel things across, so put down well-compacted hardcore or hoggin first, followed by a thinner layer of gravel.’
- ‘He was not an expert and was not qualified to say whether the laying of hoggin as opposed to tarmac made this community garden dangerous.’
- ‘The blocks produced in the shed were dried in the open on concrete strips set in hoggin.’
- ‘Remove concrete and replace with local hoggin.’
Mid 19th century: of unknown origin.
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