Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A muddy low-lying strip of ground by the shore, or an island, usually submerged more or less completely by the rise of the tide.
“One day, on the mud-flat side of the Rock Wall, an Italian fishing boat hauled up on the sand dredged from the channel.”
“They think the hindrance a mud-flat at first but soon hear the sound of oarlocks, then two men in a boat shoot under their stern: foreign looking fellows with knitted tam-o'-shanters, bright woolen sashes, sea-boots, earrings, long knives — "For all the world they were like pirates stepped out of the pages of romance.”
“A whitethroat flies out over the salt marsh from its grassed nesting bank on the most recent seawall, singing its dry ratchet song over the slippery green ooze; a redshank agitated by a marsh harrier towers inland over emerald wheat fields calling its bleak mud-flat alarm.”
“The flower, the ruined house behind us, the two wispy-haired children staring at us from a mud-flat across the river, everything receded.”
“In the morning we delayed to eat again, having only six hours of march before us; and then pushed across the mud-flat to a plain of firm limestone rag, carpeted with brown, weather-blunted flint.”
“We ran at speed over the smooth flint or mud-flat, letting the strong car throb itself fully: but luck was hostile.”
“Then we crossed to the northern lobe of the mud-flat, a fit landing-ground for the aeroplanes which Siddons was adding to our flying column.”
“He and I and Lewis, the only unburdened ones, went on in front across one huge mud-flat after another till just before sunset we were at the bottom of Wadi Rumm.”
“Next day we ran quickly across the delta of Ghadaf till we were out on the immense mud-flat which stretched for seven miles, southward and eastward, from the marshes by the old castle of”
“The river was broadening, and so was the mud-flat shore.”
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