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- adj. Describing land that is wet like a swamp.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Consisting of swamp; like a swamp; low, wet, and spongy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to a swamp; consisting of swamp; like a swamp; low, wet, and spongy: as, swampy land.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. (of soil) soft and watery
A long succession of boiling rapids and waterfalls having in days of yore obstructed the passage of the fur-traders, they had landed at the top of them, and cut a pathway through the woods, which happened at this place to be exceedingly swampy: hence the name Savan (or _swampy_) Portage.
Their car swerved off the road and onto the median which was soggy to the point of swampy from a recent rainstorm.
The pilots changed course and headed for an airport near McComb, Mississippi but the plane stalled near Gillsburg, Mississippi and crashed in swampy woods.
Once I came home, I had lost the golden thread that was guiding me and to make matters worse, I had come to a portion of the book I call the swampy middle of doom.
(In the interior, there is more likely to be a couple of big boulders across the road, diverting you to the shoulder; in swampy areas there is no shoulder.)
They were sometimes held in swampy areas teeming with snakes and malaria-carrying mosquitoes.
They were sometimes held in swampy areas thick with snakes and mosquitoes.
We have spruce, poplar and jack pine mainly, and the graceful tamarac of hard enduring texture in swampy places.
The small Laurel Magnolia, or Sweet Bay, is found as far north as New York, in swampy grounds.
Turtles abound off the coast, and tortoises, one variety with a hard shell, and the other with a soft one and a rapid movement, are found in swampy places.
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