American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A quagmire.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A shaking, marshy soil; a quagmire.
- n. Synonyms See marsh.
- n. quagmire
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. rare A quagmire.
- n. a soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot
- Perhaps variant of Middle English quabbe, from Old English *cwabba. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“When once I had seen from the leads of our house the quag of reeking life around, the stubs and snags of chimney-pots, the gashes among them entitled streets, and the broken blains called houses, I was quite ashamed of paying any thing to become a Christian.”
“Then I flung my body suddenly backward against the squelching quag, and, grabbing wildly behind my head, laid hold of her fetlock.”
“By midnight we had crossed the Ghadaf and the quag felt too awful for further progress.”
“They belonged to what seemed a giant body, sunk up to the shoulders in a quag.”
“Rushing wind and lashing rain; pale gleams of a fitful moon to show swaying trees that tossed wild arms to heaven, and a splashing quag below, mud and wind-swept pools, all lost again in the swirling dark.”
“Even under these circumstances imagination, as though rebelling against the conditions of sunshine and summer then maintaining, leaped to picture Mên Scryfa under the black screaming of winter storm or rising darkly upon deep snows; casting a transitory shadow over a waste ghastly blue under flashes of lightning, or throbbing to its deep roots when thunder roared over the moor and the levin brand hissed unseen into quag and fen.”
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