Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Watery; abounding with puddles; full of puddles; wet; moist.
- Speckled as if plashed or splashed with coloring liquid.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Watery; abounding with puddles; splashy.
- adj. Specked, as if plashed with color.
- plash + -y (Wiktionary)
“The chariot had not many minutes got into the great road again, over the like rough and sometimes plashy ground, when it stopt on a dispute between the coachman, and the coachman of another chariot-and-six, as it proved.”
“* If not, there can be no other way to escape (if one would) unless by the plashy lane, so full of springs, by which your servant reaches the solitary wood house; to which lane one must descend from a high bank, that bounds the poultry yard.”
“Away went these upon their errand to the sea, and then came back the grating roar and plashy jerks of launching, the plunging, and the gurgling, and the quiet murmur of cleft waves.”
“They had, on one hand or the other as they turned, the long, straight, deep dike which had been cut at right angles to the Middle Wash; and around, the fields were flat, plashy, and heavy-looking with the mud of February.”
“They found it a plashy, swampy place, prolific in mangroves and true ferns, with here and there a cultivated patch.”
“To reach the station Kobi, we still had to descend about five versts, across ice-covered rocks and plashy snow.”
“But he leaped across the plashy places, thrust himself through the clinging underbush, climbed the ascent, plunged into the hollow, and overcame, in short, all the difficulties of the track, with an unweariable activity that astonished him.”
“The hotel lodged in the "complex" is plashy with fake waterfalls — three fountains in a coin.”
“And so the two in high glee started behind old Dobbin, and jogged along the deep-rutted plashy roads, which had not been mended after their winter's wear, towards the dwelling of the wizard.”
“Most unwisely we had neglected to take a meal before starting, not expecting the district to be so plashy and unwholesome as it proved to be.”
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